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* The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will phase in a 90 percent reduction in the amount of lead allowed as an octane boosting additive in gasoline (SN: 8/4/84, p. 71), beginning July 1. The inerim standard of 0.5 gram per gallon replaces the 1.1 g/gal now permitted. The final standard of 0.1 g/gal goes into effect Jan. 1, 1986.

* A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision striking down a state plan to allow sport hunting of Minnesota's eastern timber wolf, classified as a "threatened" species (SN: 1/12/85, p. 23). While not finding that sport hunting per se was illegal, it said the state did not prove its wolf population was large enough to withstand culling.
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Title Annotation:reduction in lead allowed in gasoline, ruling against sport hunting of wolves in Minnesota
Publication:Science News
Date:Mar 23, 1985
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