The Engine Products Group, a coalition of automakers and small engine manufacturers, has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Washington, DC, Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision regarding E-15. The Circuit Court ruled in August of last year that none of the trade associations had standing in the case in which the group had challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to allow for the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E-15).
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) said, “This appeal reflects the seriousness of this issue for the outdoor equipment and small engine industry. We feel strongly that this challenge to the E-15 partial waiver needs to be considered on its merits and not held back on a procedural issue. The coalition members include Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Association of Global Automakers, OPEI and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.