Appeals Court ensures that the ethanol will keep destroying cars.
A U.S. Appeals Court has denied a suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to approve the use of E15 across the country, clearing the way for retailers to begin sales of the corn-based fuel.
Circuit Judge David Sentelle dismissed on Friday a suit filed by grocery, auto and petroleum industry associations seeking to block the EPA’s approval of a new type of gasoline consisting of a 15 percent blend of corn-based ethanol. Sentelle ruled that the groups didn’t provide enough evidence to show how the EPA’s approval of E15 would cause harm to them.
“Each industry group advances a theory of standing, but none is in fact adequate to meet the burden of establishing standing,” Sentelle wrote.
The groups argue that the move from E10 to E15 will raise food prices and may cause engine damage.comments powered by Disqus