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As RFS Vexes GOP, Some See High-Octane Fuels Bolstering Ethanol

March 07, 2018
As the Trump administration struggles to develop consensus fixes to EPA's renewable fuel standard (RFS), some Republican lawmakers are outlining a long-term vision for fuel and vehicle policy that would allow for increased use of various ethanol blends in higher-octane fuels to spur greater vehicle fuel efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The GOP officials are also acknowledging an ongoing long-term shift away from gasoline-powered cars toward electric vehicles (EVs) and other alternatives that would further erode the market for...

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