The latest science on E15 clarifies the fuel’s damaging impacts on the environment, public health, and consumers. Risks of increasing gasoline’s ethanol content by 50 percent – from E10 to E15 – include:
The effort to replace gasoline with ethanol is misguided and dangerous. Adding small, well-tested amounts of oxygenated additives like ethanol to transportation fuel can help gasoline burn more efficiently. However, the effort to replace traditional gasoline with ethanol, even in small quantities, will lead to negative consequences for the environment, the public, and consumers. E15 and corn ethanol cannot be part of our clean energy future.