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Clashes over ethanol in gasoline intensify

Travel club AAA has joined the oil industry in opposing federal allowance of a higher blend of ethanol in gasoline and is calling for a suspension of the sale of E15. Opponents argue that the mixture will hurt vehicle engines.
(AP file photo/Southeast Missourian, Aaron Eisenhauer)

Court rules against Big Oil in dispute over ethanol blend

Despite protests from the oil industry, a federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to allow a challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency decision encouraging more ethanol to be blended into gasoline.
The new label mandated by the EPA is designed to make it clear to car owners which pumps are using 15% ethanol.

Report casts doubt on E15 use in cars & trucks

Automakers and the oil industry released a report today that casts doubt on the safety of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol and shows that at least some engines running the fuel suffered damage during recent testing.