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  • Ethanol: A Tragedy in 3 Acts

    04/27/2006 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Brian Allen · 119 replies · 2,731+ views
    Business Week Online ^ | Thursday April 27 2006 | Ed Wallace
    Amid the current panic about gas prices many people are embracing ethanol. But that's not such a good idea During the comment period for the RFG (reformulated gas) program, supporters of ethanol had argued that the volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standards in the program -- 42 U. S. C. 7545 (k) (3) (B) (i) -- would preclude the use of ethanol in RFG because adding ethanol to gasoline increases its volatility and raises VOC emissions, especially in the summertime. Background The American Petroleum Institute v. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [Docket #94-1502 (Heard by the U. S. Court of...