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Old 06-10-2019, 03:03 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by KC View Post
Please don't make this political here. It's the EPA. Obama happened to be President when EPA already tried and were sued to prevent them from doing it back in 2011 (Obama was for it also, for the record). Trump is in EPAs side again, but the 2011 wasn't halted because Obama. Sheesh. And it was proposed in Septemberish timeframe, but there was the shutdown, which further delayed discussion and implementation.

The person in charge of the EPA is now a former lobbyist for the coal industry... so there's a lot that's changed between the EPA under Trump and the EPA under Obama... Saying that they both followed the recommendations of the EPA is a little... well... disingenuous.

The rule that was signed into law under Obama limited the volatility of gasoline to limit ground level ozone. So they opened E15 to the marketplace, but volatility limits prohibited it's use in the summer time. This new waiver removes a scientifically founded limit in favor of deregulation. IMO, this is there to toss a bone to farmers because of the game of tariff chicken.

Either way, VW said warranties are kaput with E15, so I will have to keep a close eye on where I fill up from now on. Or maybe just preemptively switch to E0.
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