U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to EPA's stance on E15 gasoline
Court declines to hear challenge to EPA's stance on E15 gasoline
Detroit News Washington Bureau
June 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm
Washington — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by major automakers and other groups to reverse the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to approve a higher blend of ethanol for vehicles from model year 2001 and newer.
The ruling may finally spark more gas stations to carry the fuel.
In March, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Association of Global Automakers, Outdoor Equipment Institute, National Marine Manufacturers Association and the American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers filed petitions asking the nation’s highest court to overturn the District of Columbia’s Circuit Court of Appeals’ August decision that none of the trade associations or parties had the legal standing to challenge approval of E15 gasoline.
The court without comment declined to hear the appeal, upholding the lower court decision.