Grocery Mfrs. Ass'n v. EPA , No. 10-1380 (D.C. Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Petitioners, trade associations whose members were part of the petroleum and food industries, filed petitions for review of two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decisions approving the introduction of E15 - a blend of gasoline and fifteen percent ethanol - for use in select motor vehicles and engines. Petitioners were members of several industry groups, which the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals divided into an engine-products group, a petroleum group, and a food group. Petitioners contended, among other things, that EPA lacked authority under the Clean Air Act to grant partial waivers approving the use of E15. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed all petitions for lack of jurisdiction, holding that none of the petitioners had established standing to bring this action.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on January 15, 2013.