The Renewable Fuels Association and other ethanol trade groups have taken issue with an oil-industry-funded study that said the Environmental Protection Agency needs to fulfill nine requirements before it can allow a "widespread introduction" of E15. "Instead of constantly referring to the few challenges that can easily be overcome, it would be far more effective for Big Oil to work with ethanol producers to address them in a timely fashion -- that is assuming they truly want to act in the best interests of American consumers," said Matt Hartwig, the RFA's communications director.

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