House Panel Advances Bill Halting E15 Ethanol Fuel Use

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House panel on Thursday greenlighted a bill that would halt the use of a controversial new gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Republican-controlled House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, in an 18-17 vote largely on party lines, approved a bill that would yank the EPA's waiver allowing the so-called E15 fuel into the market and bar the agency from issuing future waivers until it receives an independent scientific analysis of the fuel's...
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