EPA May Not Meet Deadline on Blend Wall Decision

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may miss a Dec. 1 deadline for a decision on an industry request to raise the amount of ethanol that can be blended into gasoline, Reuters reported.

On March 6, 54 ethanol manufactures asked the EPA to bump up the percentage of ethanol allowed in gasoline to 15 percent from 10 percent.

But the EPA is still studying how a higher blend rate would affect the engines of cars, trucks and smaller vehicles, so the agency may have to extend its work past the deadline, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson was quoted as saying.

In March, Growth Energy submitted a waiver to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lift the arbitrary regulatory cap on ethanol from a 10 percent blend of ethanol to a 15 percent blend of ethanol in our gas supply.
Blending higher percentages of ethanol into gas is a way to create American jobs, increase our energy independence, and improve our environment.

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  1. […] Leave a Comment The Environmental Protection Agency is set make a decision on Tuesday on a petition by Growth Energy to raise the blend limit in gasoline from 10 percent to 15 […]


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