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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 1, 2013

The ethanol lobby doesn’t like the latest research on E15 – gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol – because it raises questions about EPA’s premature decision to approve E15 for use in post-2001 cars and light-duty trucks. The Coordinating Research Council (CRC) study warns that E15 could damage fuel pumps and onboard fuel measurement systems, potentially affecting millions of vehicles. This follows last year’s CRC finding that E15 could damage car and truck engines.  

Since ethanol producers’ goal is more ethanol use, and an EPA pullback on E15 would get in the way of that goal, attacks on both studies – such as those by the Renewable Fuels Association – aren’t surprising. But let’s be candid: They won’t be around if and when motorists end up on the side of the road with a seized-up fuel pump, damaged by E15 use.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2011

Battle lines are being drawn over the labels that are supposed to be affixed to gasoline pumps dispensing E15. This fuel blend, which consists of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, has been authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in 2007 and newer model vehicles despite the fact that it appears to be capable of harming some engines and dispensing equipment.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 24, 2010

Here is a prime example of what can happen when Congress and the administration tamper with the free market system to impose their will on the American public. Simply put, their meddling can create major headaches for consumers. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

API and a group of food and farm industry associations filed a lawsuit today with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) E15 waiver decision.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2010

Yesterday's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) E15 news release is a classic example of Washington obfuscation. Although it appears to explain the agency's reasons for approving a new fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol for 2007 and new vehicles, the news release very cleverly avoids many of the key considerations that should have been part of the E15 decision


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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today approved the use of E15, a fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, for 2007 and newer vehicles. The announcement, which had been hinted at for several weeks, prompted observers to wonder whether the agency has put politics--and the mid-term election--before science. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 18, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Al Jessel, co-chair of the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) about a plan being considered by the EPA which would raise the amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10 percent to 15 or 20 percent. Use the audio player below to listen to information about the article and follow along with the show notes. I hope you find the podcast informative. 

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