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EPA’s Revised Air Act Interpretation For E15 Waiver Creates Lawsuit Risk

March 12, 2019
EPA’s proposed waiver allowing year-round sales of 15 percent ethanol fuel (E15) relies on a revised interpretation of Clean Air Act fuel volatility restrictions that may face a legal challenge from oil sector opponents who say it contradicts the “clear language” of the law and the agency’s repeated past interpretations of the limits. The agency announced the waiver March 12 as part of a combined rulemaking that also includes proposed reforms to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) credit market, an...

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