Trump Administration Lifts Summer Ethanol Ban

Source: By Timothy Puko, Wall Street Journal • Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019

Measure will help corn farmers hurt by China trade battles, but energy industry vows it will sue

 WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has decided to approve expanded use of ethanol fuel, a move that will help corn farmers hurt by the trade conflict with China—and that might pay political dividends for President Trump in farm-belt states such as Iowa.

Under the decision to be made public Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency will allow gasoline with a 15% mix of ethanol to be sold year-round, instead of just eight months a year, effective as soon as it is published in the Federal Register, which officials expect to…

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