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Lobbyists say 'hold on' to E12 fuel
Twenty-three different groups want the government take more time to study the issue.
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:44 AM
CORN HOLD: Ethanol manufacturers want the EPA to green light E12 gasoline, but others say 'slow down.' (Credit: Thetruthabout/Flickr)
Several Washington lobby groups are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to “just say no” to gasoline that contains 12% ethanol.
In all, 23 different organizations signed a letter that has been sent to the EPA along with members of congress that urges the agency to deny the authorization of what is known as E12 gasoline. The letter claims that, “mid-level ethanol blends that may impact engine durability, increase emissions, be incompatible with existing on- and non-road vehicles and engines, and decrease consumer safety.”
While ethanol lobbyists are said to be urging the EPA to quickly approve the product so it can come to a filling station near you, the opposition claims that more time is needed to review the idea. Stay tuned...
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