Supreme Court refuses to hear E15 arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider a legal challenge by several industry trade groups to EPA’s approval of the ethanol blend known as E15.  The American Coalition for Ethanol is not surprised by the decision. ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says the case brought to the high court did not have any real substance.  Jennings says this gives oil companies no excuse for slowing down their use of E15 and making it more available to retailers. He says consumers choose fuel because of price – and E15 is less expensive.  Jennings says the Supreme Court decision to not hear the case effectively kills the legal challenges to E15.  E15 is a gasoline blend made with 15 percent ethanol. The usual ethanol found at the pump is a 10 percent blend.