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The AAA-RFA Kerfuffle Over E15

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 5, 2012

Last week’s call by AAA for a halt in the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol – because E15 could damage vehicle engines and void car manufacturers’ warranties – triggered the kind of response you’d expect from the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol’s biggest supporter.

RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen’s statement pulled no punches in going after AAA’s position. Unfortunately, a number of Dinneen’s remarks are – well, off the mark. A point-by-point analysis, here.


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.