It looks like the EPA's decision to approve E15 for 2001-2006 model year vehicles has left several groups very unhappy. Shelia Karpf, the Legislative and Policy Analyst from the Environmental Working Group had some strong words to say about the ruling:
With this decision, the Obama administration has just voided car warranties for millions of Americans at the behest of the corn and ethanol lobby. The confusion at the pump will be unimaginable, as will the costly burden placed on taxpayers as cars and small engines not made to burn corn ethanol break down after misfueling. Taxpayers have invested billions in a fuel that does little to reduce our dependence on foreign oil while tearing up the land and polluting fresh water.Besides the EWG, who else stands to lose out? Well, anyone who uses substantial amounts of corn in their business will no doubt have to compete for the same corn (ethanol) that is being used in E15, thus driving up prices. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is not happy with the ruling and is one of many livestock groups that have filed a lawsuit against the E15 ruling. The American Bakers Association joins another "diverse coalition of organizations" that has opposed the decision in a press release. They say increased corn production will reduce available land for wheat production that will ultimately "raise Americans' food bills."
[Source: Domestic Fuel]