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 McCarthyStates ask EPA for help on climate rule plans Obama to visit Flint amid water crisis Top Republican takes aim at EPA rules at budget hearing 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.