Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

EPA Defeats Challenge to Higher Ethanol Levels in Fuel

By Sara Forden - Aug 17, 2012 12:30 PM CT

A challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency rule allowing higher concentrations of corn- based ethanol in gasoline was thrown out by a U.S. Appeals Court ruling that the groups pressing the case had no right to sue.

Grocery, auto and petroleum industry associations filed suit against the agency in November 2010, saying that rules allowing for increased used of corn-based ethanol in auto fuel would push up the price of food and gasoline and harm engines. The court today ruled the groups couldn’t show they had suffered specific harm as a result of the EPA’s decisions.

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