(Letter to the President) As you would expect, we find this further delay (on E15) unacceptable.
Mike Gregory - THEENERGYCOLLECTIVE
- June 18, 2010
I'm more concerned about the EPA's E15 tests on cars built before 2001. --Ed.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency says it will wait until this fall to decide whether car engines can handle higher concentrations of ethanol in gasoline.
The agency had been expected to decide by this month whether to increase the maximum blend from 10 to 15 percent.
The EPA said Thursday that initial tests "look good" and should be completed by the end of September. A decision will come after the Energy Department completes the testing of the higher blend on vehicles built after 2007.
Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis responded to the delay with a letter written to President Barack Obama. In the letter he noted that the waiver process requires a decision to be made within 270 days and that the EPA has already delayed the process once.... [Read More]