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Why Biden's Plan for Cheaper Gasoline Can Also Mean More Smog

  • More use of E15 during the summer could increase smog
  • Biden is having to balance climate promises against inflation
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White House Is Not Trying to Control Prices: CEA’s Bernstein

President Joe Biden is all in on a new plan to bring down gasoline costs. It turns out that the move is also likely to make the air dirtier.

Biden is planning expanded sales of gasoline with a higher ethanol content than usual during the summer months. Most American fuel stations already carry gasoline mixed with about 10% ethanol, made from corn. But this summer, more drivers will be able to fill their cars up with E15 -- the 15 stands for 15% ethanol.