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AMI Voices Opposition to Use of `Mid-Level' Ethanol Blends in Letter to Senators

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

AMI joined a broad coalition of business associations, public interest organizations and environmental groups in urging Senators to oppose an amendment filed by Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) to the Senate Interior Appropriations bill which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a waiver to authorize the use of the E15 ethanol blend.


“We collectively, and strongly, oppose such an ill-considered approach as contrary to scientific integrity and potentially harmful to our environment, public health, consumers and manufacturers,” the letter states.


“We are united in our opposition to any legislative effort to force the introduction of ‘mid-level ethanol blends’ into commerce until completion of the on-going independent, rigorous and verifiable testing indicates that the use of such blends will not pose a risk to gasoline-powered engines, to public health, to the environment and to consumers,” the letter concludes.


To view this letter, click here: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/53499

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