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EPA urged to delay judgment on E15

06.01.2010  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX


The Auto Alliance, the American Petroleum Institute and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute urged the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to delay action on the agency's proposal to allow higher levels of ethanol in gasoline. Higher levels of ethanol have not been proven safe or effective according to industry projections based on preliminary results of testing introduced at a meeting of the Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Research Coordination Group. Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute; and Kris Kiser, executive vice president of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute issued this statement: "As the EPA proceeds with important decisions about ethanol and biofuel blend rates, it is imperative that those decisions be made with the end-user market in mind. These decisions will have real world impacts and we urge the EPA to refrain from setting a premature deadline that ignores reliable, scientific data about the effects of higher ethanol blends on emissions, durability and consumer safety. We remain committed to finding the right market solutions for renewable fuels and look forward to continuing our work with the EPA on this matter."

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