Supreme Court Stands by EPA

Quiet Kinetic

Recently the Supreme Court decided not to hear a case against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought on by automakers that are against the decision to approve a higher ethanol gasoline blend called E15.  The means a lower court decision to uphold the EPA’s approval of the fuel will stand.  The industry groups, spearheaded by the Association of American Automakers but including oil industry advocates, claim that the fuel will do disproportionate damage to engines and needs more testing before it should be widely used.  Supporters of E15 say that the lawsuit is a frivolous attempt to protect the fossil fuels industry and that the fuel has been tested thoroughly and deemed safe.

You cannot help but smell a rat when you consider the source of the claims against the higher ethanol fuel.  Fuel suppliers have pressured gas stations out of selling the new blend.  The American Petroleum Institute…

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