Biden Waiving Ethanol Rule in Bid to Lower Gasoline Prices

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue an emergency waiver to allow widespread sale of a 15% ethanol blend.

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President Joe Biden boards Air Force One in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, April 12, 2022, en route to Menlo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is visiting corn-rich Iowa on Tuesday to announce he’ll suspend a federal rule and allow the sale of higher-ethanol gasoline this summer, trying to tamp down prices at the pump that have spiked during Russia’s war in Ukraine. Most gasoline sold in the U.S. is blended with 10% ethanol. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue an emergency waiver to allow widespread sale of a 15% ethanol blend that is…

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