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ACE Says Desperation Motivating ‘Big Oily Food’ Appeal To Supreme Court


Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings today was critical of the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) effort to appeal rulings by the U.S. Court of Appeals that they groups did not have standing to sue over E15. “Big Oily Foods’ cozy and self-serving relationship to do whatever it takes to stop consumers from access to safe and affordable E15 fuel is dripping with highly-saturated desperation.  First these groups convince a couple Members of Congress to introduce legislation which would overturn EPA’s science-based decision to approve E15 for 2001 and newer model year cars.  Now, after their lawsuits against EPA have been rejected by lower courts, they are appealing to the Supreme Court to help protect their profitable status-quo.”


“With gasoline prices on the rise for 35 days in a row, American-made E15 will help drivers save money at the pump.  The gap between ethanol and gasoline prices has widened, making E15 a much more affordable and attractive option for retailers and consumers.  As we have said before regarding the so-called study by CRC cited by API as a reason to stop E15: the definitions of “pass” and “fail” and the cars selected for testing were carefully chosen to produce the results the study’s funders wanted.  The Department of Energy has pointed out that the CRC tests included engines with known durability issues, and that one of the engines even failed while running on straight gasoline with no ethanol.  We expect that the Supreme Court refuses to hear this appeal.”