Would you be willing to spend $5 to $10 more on gas each month if it meant a more picturesque northern Front Range?

State agencies are mulling a trio of gasoline changes that would quell smog and air pollution but increase prices at the pump.

Ken Lloyd, executive director of the Regional Air Quality Council, said it will study the economic and environmental impacts of the potential changes. The council, a planning group for the area that includes Fort Collins, will commission the study in the next year.

A 2011 Energy Analysts International study on the changes indicated they’d boost gas prices between 11 and 19 cents on the gallon, which would increase the average driver’s fuel costs by about $64 to $111 per year or $5 to $10 per month. Those numbers might be different today, so a new study is needed, Lloyd said.

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