In a stroke of genius, the U.S. House voted 286-135 to block the Environmental Protection Agency from ignoring common sense and allowing gas stations to sell E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol. E15 has been highly scrutinized because it is only approved for a small percentage of vehicles on the road and has been shown that damage could occur in older vehicles.
The move by the house has brought lobbyists out of the woodwork speaking out against their motion to block the purchase of E15. But opponents of E15 remain strong in their warnings that even with signage there is an increased possibility of E15 fuel being added to vehicles not compatible with it.
Our take on it is that E15 is nothing more than a gimmick cooked up by the biofuel industry to further their causes while selling fuel that packs even less energy per gallon and the already mandated E10 (10 percent ethanol blend) currently available.