Washington – The Renewable Fuels Association today dismissed new litigation from automotive and engine interests aimed at preventing the use of E15 ethanol fuel. The new litigation would prevent EPA from finalizing a consumer label for the proper use of E15 in cars, pickups, and SUVs model year 2001 and newer. These groups are also suing EPA over its decision to allow E15 to be used.
“EPA’s label more than adequately informs consumers as to the proper use of E15. Similar labeling, such as for the use of E85 ethanol fuel, have been around for years without incident. In fact, since the adoption of the E85 label, we are not aware of any gas station being found liable for misfueling. EPA’s E15 label is far more descriptive as to the approved uses for E15 and eliminates the guess work for consumers. We believe the American motoring public will be quite capable of determining if E15 is right for their vehicles.”
EPA’s E15 label and the widely used E85 label are pictured below: