House passes E15 amendment

WASHINGTON — An amendment has passed through the House of Representatives that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using funding from this fiscal year to implement a waiver on the introduction fuels containing 15 percent ethanol (E15).

Last December, NMMA and its partners in the Engine Products Groups filed suit against the agency for its decision that approved the use of E15 for cars model year 2001 and newer.

The amendment’s sponsor, Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.), noted that the amendment “ensures consumer safety, plain and simple. The EPA has completely ignored calls from lawmakers, industry, environmental and consumer groups to address important safety issues raised by the 50% increase in the ethanol mandate issued over the past year.”

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