• Supreme Court Denies Growth's Appeal of Lower Court Order Striking E15 Rule

  • Supreme Court Denies Growth's Appeal of Lower Court Order Striking E15 Rule

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it will not consider ethanol industry
    group Growth Energy's appeal of a July ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for
    the District of Columbia Circuit that overturned EPA's June 2019 EPA that
    allowed year-round sales of E15.

    The high court's decision comes after comes after EPA in December asked it to
    deny the request, saying Growth failed to "establish a sound basis" for seeking
    the review.

    In addition, the government said that, even if the high court were to reverse
    the lower court's ruling, the decision would not lead to widespread sales of
    the higher-octane blend given current market barriers.

    In a statement on Monday, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said the group was
    "certainly disappointed" with the decision.

    "Growth Energy will continue to explore all potential avenues to make
    unfettered access to E15 a reality," Skor said.

    --Reporting by Patrick Newkumet, pnewkumet@opisnet.com; Editing by Jeff Barber,
    jbarber@opisnet.com



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