Connecticut Seeks Cleaner Oil

Washington, D.C. had some new legislation introduced this July. Representatives from the state of Connecticut are pushing the “Clean Heating Oil Act” which will reduce the amount of sulfur used in home heating oil. They claim that the concentration of sulfur in the heating oil is 130 times higher than that of diesel fuel. The purpose of bill is to reduce the amount of hazardous emissions going into the environment and increase public health.

The two representatives, Rosa DeLauro and John Larson, also state that by decreasing the amount of sulfur in the oil, 3,546 cases of asthma and 1,410 cases of lower respiratory infections in children could be avoided.

To learn more about the Clean Heating Oil Act, read the story here