NMMA appeals E15 ruling

Published On: January 1, 2013Categories: Industry News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit requesting a review of the court’s August 2012 ruling on E15 that dismissed the association’s challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s waiver allowing E15 to be sold. NMMA and a coalition of industry groups representing manufacturers of everything from automobiles to food filed suit to block the waiver because of the damaging effects of allowing E15 into the U.S. fuel supply.

The panel of three judges ruled 2-1 against NMMA and the coalition. The case was dismissed on procedural grounds, holding that the petitioners lacked standing to sue and did not reach the merits of the case. The NMMA is asking for a review of the decision by all judges on the D.C. Circuit Court.

Visit the NMMA and coalition website for more on E15 issues and how to take action. For more information, contact Cindy Squires, NMMA’s chief counsel for public affairs and director of regulatory affairs, at csquires@nmma.org or +1 202 737 9766.