The government will raise the limit on ethanol concentration in gasoline for some cars.

The Environmental Protection Agency will raise the limit to as much as 15%, from the current 10%, for vehicles made in 2007 or later, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources.

Ethanol producers have been pushing for a higher limit, while a coalition of groups including automakers, environmentalists and oil companies have resisted the move.

The U.S. has set a target of using 12 billion gallons o renewable fuels next year, compared with 10.5 billion in 2009.

AAA, the country's largest motoring organization, said last year that higher concentrations of ethanol could damage exhaust systems and engines, as well as destroying catalytic convertors.


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themanindbox

Still trying to figure out how burning more of something as ethanol causes you to get worse MPG is better for the environment. And yes this is going to cause the cost of food to go through the roof. Just another way to keep the rich, Rich.

October 13 2010 at 1:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Bearmaul

Thats right Obama, divert more of our corn crop to ethanol production, raise the price of food across the board while at the same time denying seniors a cost of living raise. Obama, you sir are a Bufoon with a capital B.

October 13 2010 at 9:35 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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johnskii

We are on a road to disaster.... Can we take two more years of this???

October 13 2010 at 9:53 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
madmax821

I run a small engine repair shop this spells doom for small engines. I all ready have to test the gasoline and if it has more then 10% ethanol in it, IT VOIDS THE warranty. I'm sure cars will also be effected.

October 13 2010 at 9:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dgseel

Pandering to big corporations again. It ruins small engines already. You can not anything but the highest test in small engines when the gas contains that much ethanol. Look forward to buying new chainsaws, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, log splitters, etc. Thanks guys.

October 13 2010 at 8:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply