September 22, 2017 / 1:29 AM / a month ago

U.S. issues fuel waiver for diesel in Florida after Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it had approved an emergency fuel waiver for diesel in Florida for the response effort to Hurricane Irma.

FILE PHOTO: A truck delivering fuel passes a U.S. flag on a highway US 1 following Hurricane Irma in Islamorada, Florida, U.S., September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

“EPA has waived the highway diesel fuel red dye requirements to allow the use of 15 parts per million sulfur non-road diesel fuel for on-highway vehicles in Florida” through Oct.6, the agency said in a statement.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler

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