SALEM - The Oregon legislature approved a bill Wednesday that will allow the Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules to help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The list of proposed rules includes a low carbon fuel standard, a mandate that service station workers check tire pressure, restrictions on the sale of used vehicle parts and requirements for trucks in order to reduce aerodynamic drag.

Gov. Ted Kulongoski lauded the bill's passage and said a low carbon fuel standard will "not only result in cleaner burning gasoline for all of our cars, but also encourage the development of new, renewable and lower emission transportation fuels."

- Erin Mills

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