According to Sail-World.com (July 27), the letter said that increases should not be instituted in advance of the scientific review by the Environmental Protection Agency, mandated by Section 22(f) of the Clean Air Act, before new fuels, additives, or fuel blends are introduced into commerce. Growth Energy, a group of ethanol producers and supporters, had proposed in 2009 that the EPA consider a waiver to raise the ethanol content in fuel to 15% as a means to increase demand for ethanol House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman (D, California) and committee members Edward Markey (D, Massachusetts), Joe Barton (R, Texas), and Fred Upton (R, Michigan) responded by sending a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson that said, in part, Allowing the sale of renewable fuel in a way that damages equipment, shortens its life, or requires costly repairs will likely cause a backlash against renewable fuels.
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