Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Reverse Ruling on E15

6/25/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not take up the petroleum industry's E15 appeal. The appeal, filed by the American Petroleum Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association and a consortium of other organizations in February, challenged the D.C. Circuit Court's decision to reject the its challenge of the partial waiver granted by the U.S. EPA to allow E15 use.

The E15 waiver request was originally filed with the EPA by Growth Energy in March 2009. The EPA approved a partial wavier for the use of E15 in 2001 and newer light-duty vehicles in January 2011. Since then, several legal challenges have been filed against the EPA by Big Oil and Big Food. The decision of the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal "marks the end of these baseless challenges," said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis.

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