EPA Tries To Put Brakes On Ethanol Gas Misfueling

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Monday that seeks to reduce higher emissions output by preventing consumers from mistakenly fueling nonapproved vehicles with E15, a gasoline blend with up to a 15 percent ethanol content.

The final rule requires all gasoline retailers to display an orange-and-black E15 pump label designed using suggestions from public comments and Federal Trade Commission’s consumer labeling experts. The label “informs consumers about what vehicles can, and what vehicles and equipment cannot, use E15," the EPA said.

The agency...
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