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Oil Industry Poised to Attack as Trump Boosts Ethanol in Fuels

  • New EPA rule allows higher-ethanol E15 fuel sales in summer
  • Oil and refining interests plan legal fight to block change
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Oil industry foes are preparing to go to court to fight the Environmental Protection Agency regulation issued Friday that allows year-round sales of higher-ethanol E15 gasoline nationwide.

The agency’s final rule offers ethanol producers and corn farmers the promise of greater market access and demand -- but the coming legal battle will be the true test of that potential.