Dividing And Conquering Auto Emissions

CATALYTIC CONVERTERS HAVE been remarkably successful in reducing auto emissions. But the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for improvements. Starting with the 1996 model year, the EPA will require a dashboard warning light that indicates catalytic converter malfunction. Also, this summer, the agency will issue a rule regulating "command enrichment"--the delivery of extra fuel to help cool an accelerating engine, at the cost of a huge jump in carbon monoxide emissions.

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