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NEWS UPDATE April 17, 2012

Court to hear arguments in lawsuit challenging EPA on E15 approval

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted April 17, 2012

Attorneys for automobile, oil and food trade groups will argue in federal court today that U.S. EPA exceeded its authority in approving the sale of the ethanol-gasoline blend E15. At issue in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit are lawsuits that call for vacating EPA’s approval of E15, gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol. EPA, they say, prematurely approved E15 and did not have authority to allow some vehicles to use the fuel and to exclude others. [ read more … ]

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Headed Up Again

JOHN M. BRODER, New York Times  •    •  Posted April 17, 2012

After dropping for two years during the recession, emissions of the gases blamed for global warming rose in 2010 as the economy heated up, the Environmental Protection Agency reports. Output of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gasses were up 3.2 percent from 2009 as the nation climbed slowly out of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, the E.P.A. said. [ read more … ]

Green cars take top prize in U.S. racing series

Julia Pyper, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted April 17, 2012

The fourth season of Green Racing kicked off last month in Florida with the 12-hour Sebring race, where the Audi R18 Ultra, a turbocharged-diesel running on bio-to-liquid fuel, came first on the track and off the track in the Prototype class of the Michelin Green X Challenge [ read more … ]

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