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Trump Admin Rules Change re Ethanol Will Increase SMOG

Shared from the 2018-05-09 The Denver Post eEdition
 

HIGH-ETHANOL GAS TO BE SOLD YEAR-ROUND

WASHINGTON » President Donald Trump will allow year-round sales of renewable fuel with

blends of 15 percent ethanol as part of an emerging deal to make changes to the federal

ethanol mandate.

 

Republican senators and the White House announced the deal Tuesday after a

closed-door meeting, the latest in a series of White House sessions on ethanol.

The Environmental Protection Agency currently bans the 15-percent blend,

called E15, during the summer because of concerns that it contributes to smog on hot days.

Gasoline typically contains 10 percent ethanol.

 

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