18 Nov '13, 5pm

EPA Proposal Would Cut 2014 Ethanol Mandate By 20 Percent

By Stephen Edelstein 373 views Nov 18, 2013 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Non-ethanol gasoline pump Enlarge Photo U.S. drivers will be putting less ethanol in their tanks. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to cut the amount of ethanol required in gasoline from what was originally required under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, The Detroit News reports. The EPA wants to reduce the amount of ethanol and other biofuels the law requires to be blended with gasoline by 15.21 billion gallons. That's about 20 percent less than the original 2014 target of 18.15 billion gallons. Why the change of plans? The law requires biofuels to be blended with gasoline in increasing amounts, but those amounts as determined by volume--not as a percentage of the fuel being used. When Congress passed the law in 2007, it was assumed that U.S. gasolin...

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