Exxon attacks EPA ethanol decision

EPA on Wednesday said a higher blend of ethanol in gasoline is safe to use in cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles for model year 2007 and later, offering a partial victory for advocates of the corn-based additive.

EPA’s air quality chief, Gina McCarthyGina McCarthyEPA aims to improve environmental protections for minorities Administration should finalize proposed changes to strengthen the Regional Haze Rule Global climate pact may bump into Senate roadblock MORE, said the decision to allow use of E-15 — which consists of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline — for newer vehicles came after “extensive testing” at the Department of Energy. Currently, there is a 10 percent limit on ethanol content in a gallon of gasoline.