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.
The suit says the EPA lacks the statutory authority to approve an increase in the ethanol content of gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent only for use in 2007 and newer model year cars and light-duty trucks. Further, it says the waiver was approved before testing was completed on the safety, performance and environmental impacts of the new fuel.
"The EPA's partial waiver is premature," said API's Director of Downstream Operations Bob Greco, "and puts consumers at risk. Ongoing testing by our industry, the automakers and the Department of Energy...[has] revealed potential safety and performance... more »