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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

EPA Sued By Oil Industry And Farm Groups Over Increase In Ethanol Blend
by Ami Cholia on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:57 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency is facing all kinds of controversies lately. The New York Times reported earlier today that “legal high fliers” from across the country are getting involved to fight and defend the agency’s new climate regulations.

And now news is out that the American Petroleum Institute and nine food and farm groups are suing the EPA over last month’s ruling that would allow the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol – E15 – for cars manufactured in 2007 or later.

This is a 50 percent increase from the currently permitted level of 10 percent ethanol in gasoline.

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