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Fight over allowing 15% ethanol blend heats up with petition filed with U.S. Supreme Court

March 28, 2013

A fight over increasing the amount of ethanol in gasoline has heated up with a trade group representing Wisconsin’s small-engine makers filing a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Engine Products Group, representing automobile manufacturers, small-engine makers, and marine-engine companies, has challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol for newer cars and trucks.

Advocates say raising the amount of ethanol in gasoline from the current 10% blend to 15% reduces the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, lowers the price of fuel and is good for the environment.  Read more from the article here.