AMI joined more than 35 diverse stakeholders in urging Senate leaders to oppose any amendment to the upcoming Senate energy bill that would authorize the introduction into commerce of ethanol blends higher than 10% for use in conventional gasoline powered engines.

“Such an amendment would short-circuit existing two-year joint Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy and industry research projects designed to insure that mid-level ethanol blends do not harm gasoline-powered engines, defeat emissions control devices, pose safety risks to consumers, or increase emissions from these engines. Sound science, environmental protection and consumer safety – not politics – must guide this important decision,” states the letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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