The Biden administration gives a green light to a fuel that could be even dirtier than regular gas

A gas pump is seen situated while pumping gas at a Shell gas station on April 01, 2022 in Houston, Texas.  | Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images In an attempt to lower high gas prices, the Biden administration wants to turn to a fuel that’s potentially even dirtier than regular gasoline, the White House announced today. The Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue an emergency waiver that will allow the year-round sale of a fuel called E15, which is banned in most of the US during summer months when smog is a bigger risk. E15 is a gasoline blend with up to 15 percent ethanol — a fuel made with plant material. The move is supposed to save Americans money while reducing dependence on foreign oil supplies because ethanol can be made with domestically-grown corn. The move is supposed to save Americans money while reducing dependence on foreign oil Most gasoline in the US is... Continue reading…

The Biden administration gives a green light to a fuel that could be even dirtier than regular gas
A gas pump is seen situated while pumping gas at a Shell gas station on April 01, 2022 in Houston, Texas. 
A gas pump is seen situated while pumping gas at a Shell gas station on April 01, 2022 in Houston, Texas.  | Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images

In an attempt to lower high gas prices, the Biden administration wants to turn to a fuel that’s potentially even dirtier than regular gasoline, the White House announced today. The Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue an emergency waiver that will allow the year-round sale of a fuel called E15, which is banned in most of the US during summer months when smog is a bigger risk.

E15 is a gasoline blend with up to 15 percent ethanol — a fuel made with plant material. The move is supposed to save Americans money while reducing dependence on foreign oil supplies because ethanol can be made with domestically-grown corn.

Most gasoline in the US is...

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