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EPA approves higher ethanol amounts

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has approved higher levels of corn-based ethanol in gasoline for all cars manufactured in the past decade.

The agency announced on Friday that 15 percent ethanol in gasoline, also known as E15, is safe for cars manufactured between 2001 and 2006.  In October, the agency approved 15 percent ethanol for all cars manufactured since 2007. 

The maximum gasoline blend had been 10 percent ethanol.

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