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Friday, November 12, 2010

American Petroleum Institute Files Lawsuit Challenging EPA E15 Decision

Biofuels Journal
Date Posted: November 9, 2010

Washington—API filed a lawsuit Nov. 9 with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's E15 waiver decision.

The partial wavier improperly authorizes an increase in ethanol content of gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent only for use in 2007 and newer model year cars and light duty trucks.

The EPA decision lacks statutory authority and comes prior to the completion of thorough testing to ensure the safety, performance and environmental impacts of the new fuel for consumers.

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