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Court nixes appeal over added ethanol in gasoline

Published June 24, 2013 7:20 pm

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Court nixes appeal over added ethanol in gasoline

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WASHINGTON • The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to Environmental Protection Agency decisions allowing an increase in ethanol content in gasoline.

The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that dismissed challenges by trade associations—representing the oil industry, food producers, restaurants and others—to EPA decisions allowing a gasoline blend of up to 15 percent ethanol. The national gasoline supply is largely a blend with 10 percent ethanol.