2013-06-05 20:55:18

Environmentalists raise concern about ethanol as EPA, oil industry clash on biofuels

Federal officials and the oil and gas industry continue to battle over fuel alternatives. Today, lawmakers heard testimony from representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the American Petroleum Institute, regarding the approval of E15 fuel, a mix that is 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol. But environmental organizations say that while Americans need to transition away from fossil fuels, using more corn ethanol is not the answer. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Anna Simonton has more.

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