Posted by balkanbalkan on April 11th, 2007
Refiners will be required to use at least 7.5 billion gallons of renewable fuel in gasoline by 2012, the EPA said on Tuesday.
The rule, authorized in an energy law signed by President George W. Bush in 2005, also requires that 4.02 percent of gasoline sold or dispensed to U.S. motorists in 2007 be renewable fuel, or about 4.7 billion gallons. That is more than 1 percent higher than required last year.
The announcement came a week after the Supreme Court declared that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act and said the EPA has the authority to regulate those emissions from new cars and trucks.