Bill would ban 15% ethanol blends
Posted: 2/25/2013 |
E15 would be banned under a bill introduced in the Senate on Thursday, Feb. 14.
"The bill would overturn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waivers that allowed gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) to be used for many passenger cars and light trucks," Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., one of the bill's sponsors, stated in a news release on Thursday.
In 2010, EPA issued a waiver for E15 used in cars and light trucks for model year 2007 and later. In 2011, EPA also allowed E15 to be used in vehicles model year 2001 to 2006.
The bill, S.344, seeks to "prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving the introduction into commerce of gasoline that contains great than 10-volume-percent ethanol, and for other purposes."
Source: DTN Progressive Farmer