Lawrence just became the epicenter of the ethanol debate

  • Zarco 66
  • This is one energy debate that will play out over the pump.

In the comings weeks, you’re going to hear a lot about e15 — a 15 percent ethanol blend of gasoline that was approved for use in some vehicles (light duty vehicles manufactured after 2001) by the Environmental Protection Agency back in 2010. Critics argue that the higher concentration of ethanol could damage automobile engines, while producers contend that cost savings might help mitigate higher prices at the pump and reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. As that debate plays out in digital and print media, the very first place in the country to stock this controversial fuel is Zarco 66, a filling station in Lawrence, Kansas.

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