The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed rules affecting oil refiners, including one requiring tracking concentrations of benzene. The American Petroleum Institute criticized the proposal and the costs involved. "This rule is intended to evaluate what risk, if any, is posed to the public from refinery emissions. But EPA has already concluded the risks associated with refinery emissions are low and the public is protected with an ample margin of safety," said Howard Feldman, director of regulatory and scientific affairs at API.
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