The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to allow the sale of 15% (E-15) blends of gasoline. The Supreme Court’s ruling lets stand a federal appeals court decision that said the American Petroleum Institute (API) and other trade groups who filed the case lacked legal standing.
Growth Energy said, “The highest court in the land has spoken. They have unequivocally rejected the attempts of Big Oil and other opponents of ethanol to challenge the EPA’s sensible decision to permit the sale of E15. Now that the final word has been issued, I hope that oil companies will begin to work with biofuel producers to help bring new blends into the marketplace that allow for consumer choice and savings.”
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