Beat the Tom Tom
Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) and a number of Republican state lawmakers asked a federal judge yesterday to suspend the EPA clean air regulations that require the use of smog-reducing reformulated gasoline in southern Wisconsin. They claim that the regulations are a big cause of high gas prices in the state, while the federal government argues that its regulations have only raised gas prices by a few cents a gallon and that the oil industry is to blame for big price jumps in the Midwest. The case was filed after the EPA rejected several requests that it waive the reformulated-gas rules.