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October 14, 2010

EPA's decision for more ethanol in gas draws mixed reactions

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a long-awaited ruling Wednesday to raise the amount of ethanol allowed in gasoline to 15 percent for newer vehicles. Adding the corn-based fuel usually makes gasoline burn cleaner, and the ethanol industry called the EPA decision a big step in the right direction. Opponents of the decision include the auto industry, environmentalists, cattle ranchers and food companies.

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