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Industries try to stop higher-ethanol fuel

USA Today -- A coalition of oil and food industry groups filed a petition with the Supreme Court Thursday asking it to overturn a lower court decision that said they didn't have standing to sue over a federal decision to allow more ethanol in fuel.

API and the Grocery Manufacturers Association were joined by groups representing the meat, pork and chicken industries in the petition because of the effect increased use of corn for fuel has on the prices the food industry has to pay for feed and raw materials. Corn is used in the production of ethanol.

The groups also claim EPA approved E15 before testing by the oil and auto industries had been completed. Earlier industry testing showed E15 could damage engines and cause vehicles that use it to break down. The groups say that's true even in the 2001 and


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bell013
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:25:15 AM

We don't need ethanol, especially E15.
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timesaverinc
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:01:06 AM

Good, only benefits farmers at cost of consumers
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 3:27:01 AM

When will politicians listen? Ethanol is NOT popular. Except to the farmers and of course their very powerful lobby.
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yakstar
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:05:47 AM

holy E15 fuel!
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:59:44 AM

There is NO question e15 will damage engines... shoot E10 is doing so... so why should 15 even be considered.
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naspa
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:25:10 AM

No ethanol in gasoline!
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:25:04 AM

they don't give a shit
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:18:24 AM


It is disturbing to find myself agreeing with the API but this is a no-brainer. Ethanol is a three-way loser. It would be super if these groups have enough clout to get the RFS overturned as well as the E15 rule. We can all cheer for Big Oil just this once.
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ljay99
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:15:21 AM

CORN = SUGAR. as a food it offers very little nutrition. fiber and sugar.
its cheap sugar that's all.
E85 = 20% less Mpg.

but logic is rarely in reality . the government/the rich will always tell us sheep-people what to do. as they shove it down your throat
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pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:11:03 AM

i do my best to not purchase ethanol
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:10:57 AM

Need corn for grits not for our cars.
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Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:09:31 AM

Please stop all ethanlo fuel.
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toxigas
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:09:16 AM

Ironic. The food industry is complaining about the higher price of corn for their factory-farmed animals, but generally those animals shouldn't be eating corn products (and byproducts) at all. It's not their natural, healthy diet and the products that come from these corn-fed animals is making people sick.

Profit trumps common sense daily.

Oh, and yeah, I'm not keen to see higher-ethanol fuels forced on my vehicle that's not designed for it. Great for systems designed to withstand it, but I can't afford repairs brought on by political foolishness...
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:09:16 AM

Ban ethanol and defund the EPA.
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:08:58 AM

Please. I hope they can knock some sense into them.
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kymechanic
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:08:47 AM

Stupit EPA liberals
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:08:35 AM

ETOH is a good fuel in a motor that is designed for it. We produce enough food for this country but we have a distribution problem. ETOH mixed into fuels for motors not intended to burn it is a bad idea promulgated by the government. The food distribution problem is made worse by politics. Get the gummint out of the picture.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:07:53 AM

scubadaniel made this comment below...

Ethanol = Stuck on Stupid.

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my comment on his post...

Succinct. Accurate. To the point. Descriptive of greenies, lawmakers & bureaucrats promoting ethanol.
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hammer219115
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:07:23 AM

Here we go again, blah-blah, blah-blah.
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ClassicWheeler
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:05:44 AM

Give it up, government! We need to feed out starving children.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:03:55 AM

Ethanol is a bad idea and would not be in motor fuel if it were not subsidized.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:03:22 AM

I hope these industry groups are successful in stopping higher percentage ethanol.

E-zero is the goal. Stop burning our food.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:02:43 AM

could not agree more-but i also like ot point out do these groups actually still feed corn to their livestock. : ) really? according to one news stations i watched they dont feed corn to cows and other livestock because they were not designed by God to eat corn/whole grains. they were designed ot eat guess what.......grasses. bugs,worms,so on and so on. it is the industry of livestock growers who feed them corn to fatten up their profits/livestock .......just wanted to point out some of the white lies both sides are telling U.S. about meat prices and corn prices and fuel prices.:) knowledge is power and now you know the rest of the story. gi joe or walter kronkite. : ) hahahahahah
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:00:23 AM

dhan
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:55:49 PM

Corn is fuel for body, not car.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:54:53 PM

Regulate if your not going to ban it
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:53:02 PM

Ban ethanol...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:52:13 PM

fuel .....sorry
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:51:57 PM

they have no choice
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:51:55 PM

No more ethanol!
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mazda03
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:51:39 PM

no corn for food
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:51:30 PM

There is no choice. E10 is everywhere up here. No plain old gasoline anymore. But I'm sure it doesn't do any good for the engine. AND it doesn't get as many mpg as plain old gas.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:46:56 PM

yep. Ban e10, e15, eeeeeeeeeeee
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:46:20 PM

Corn is for drinkin,
Gas is for driving.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:45:43 PM

Ban E-15!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:45:39 PM

more research
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:44:10 PM

Big Corn didn't stop at E-10, they want more, more like E-85...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:42:36 PM

dont know
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:36:15 PM

Eat corn, do not feed it to your car.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:30:59 PM

my car runs like crap on regular gas, if i put premium in it it purrs and i get 40-75 more miles on a tank full depending on city/highway driveing. its worth the extra $6-$8 fill up.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:24:41 PM

Ethanol or flex fuel vehicles are not the problem in the future as we all change up, the problem is that we let it all come from CORN, that has to change.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:23:53 PM

An example of businesses caring about their customers.

And as for everybody knowing that corn ethanol sucks. That of course excludes most of the bureaucrats and politicians in WashingtonDC. Most in WashingtonDC think E-15 is great, or our scared to stand up against E-15. Otherwise the E-15 crap would be scraped on behalf of consumers best interests.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:22:45 PM

food is not fuel
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:22:12 PM

.
Get Government out of the Energy business
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:19:23 PM

Corn is for eating not fueling.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:18:07 PM

Definitely need more research into possible damage to engines, actual cosr of producing a gallon of ethanol, and impact on other vital industries.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:14:02 PM

It takes about 1.3 gallons of oil to produce one gallon of ethanol.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:13:07 PM

I think it would be OK if it didn't come from food; it works great in Brazil.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:11:44 PM

Ethanol in competition with food and feed is unethical and amoral.
A disgrace.
Ethanol should be banned.
And, it's bad for engines.
Damn type b bureaucrats and their 'regulations'!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:11:11 PM

Hope they succeed
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