The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial ruling today approving E15 fuel for use in ’01-’06 model-year vehicles widens a rift between industry stakeholders. After a battery of tests on the older vehicles, the EPA says the 85% gasoline/15% ethanol blend does not “harm emissions-control equipment.” The ruling raises a number of questions, including how to prevent owners of ’00 and older vehicles from using the fuel, as well as the potential for warranty issues should ...

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