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November 17, 2007

Avgas: Group Asks EPA To Get The Lead Out

By Glenn Pew, Contributing Editor

The environmental group Friends of the Earth says lead emissions from general aviation aircraft endanger public health and warrant regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency. Friends of the Earth is calling on the agency to either regulate or, if lacking present evidence, to investigate "the health and environmental impacts of lead emissions from general aviation aircraft." The EPA has responded with a Notice of Petition For Rulemaking and is asking for public comment by March 17, 2008.

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