EPA Defends Rule Authorizing Year-Round Use Of E15 In Most Vehicles

August 4, 2020
EPA in a new legal brief is defending its rule allowing year-round use of 15 percent ethanol (E15) blends in most vehicles by saying refiners wrongly claim the move is unlawful and that some fuel retailers lack standing to sue over the decision, while also rejecting biofuels makers’ call to allow higher blends. “E15 already is in use for much of the year and in general exists at a lower volatility level (lower [Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP)]) than the predominant...

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