Volume 89 Issue 33 | pp. 26-27
Issue Date: August 15, 2011

E15 Controversy

Proposed shift to higher ethanol-blended gasoline draws questions from industry, activist groups, and Congress
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: EPA, ethanol, gasoline, Clean Air Act

Someday, when drivers pull into the gas station to fill their tanks, the little label on the gas pump that currently says “E10” may say “E15.” That’s because the Environmental Protection Agency has approved a change in gasoline blend—allowing the percent of ethanol in fuel for certain types of vehicles to increase from 10% ethanol to as much as 15%.

But the proposed shift from E10 gasoline, which now makes up more than 90% of . . .

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