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Gaetz Bill Would Let Gasoline Sellers off the Ethanol Hook

Submitted by on September 8, 2011 – 10:05 amNo Comment

by Tom McLaughlin (TheDestinLog.com)  State Rep. Matt Gaetz has proposed the repeal of the Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act.

If a bill he introduced in early August becomes law, gasoline distributors would no longer be required to sell fuel containing 9 percent to 10 percent ethanol.

Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, wants to do away with a law passed in 2008 and implemented Dec. 31, 2010. He said the legislation “has really had some negative consequences.”

…Matt Curran, the chief of the Petroleum Inspections Division of Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said that “virtually all” of the state’s gas stations are pumping gasoline containing 9 to 10 percent ethanol.

But Curran said the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standards Act would not create major headaches for gasoline distributors.  READ MORE

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