House Committee Bill Demands Full Review Of Ethanol

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 6:53 PM EST) -- A congressional committee on Tuesday passed a bill requiring more government review of the ethanol-gasoline blend E15, which critics say the Obama administration is pushing without scientific support that the fuel is safe and has environmental benefits.

The bill, approved by a 19-7 party line vote in the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to contract with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a thorough assessment of scientific research on E15, a gasoline blend with 15 percent...
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