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Reagan asks for letup on auto-emission rules

President Reagan has decided to seek a relaxation of national auto emission standards and to give the Environmental Protection Agency wider discretion in deciding what constitutes health risks, the White House said.

Mr. Reagan approved nine amendments to the Clean Air Act recommended by EPA administrator Anne M. Gorsuch. One of them includes lowering carbon monoxide and other pollutant levels in the auto emission standards. Another would give the EPA wider discretion to determine what constitutes a health risk.

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