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About "Summertime Ethanol (NEG)"
Federal policy in the past has been to prohibit the sale of E15 gasoline (85% gas / 15% ethanol) during the summer. Ethanol is simply alcohol distilled from corn or other plants, and it can be mixed with gasoline to replace oil as a fuel source for engines. Most gasoline normally sold all the time has 10% ethanol (E10) due to federal mandates requiring ethanol blending (although sometimes these are relaxed a bit with “waivers” as mentioned in evidence below). Oil companies can add more ethanol (e.g. going up to E15) if they wish. The summer E15 restriction was established for environmental reasons, under the theory that E15 combustion during hot weather was contributing to smog and atmospheric pollution. Pres. Trump recently lifted the ban (to try to help farmers), now allowing year-round sales of E15. The AFF plan argues that the ban was a good policy and we need to bring it back, to protect the environment and human health.
As a side note, don’t confuse E15 with E85, which is 15% gas and 85% ethanol. This can only be used by “flex-fuel” vehicles and is not affected by the regulations nor the AFF case. E15 is for normal gasoline-burning cars.
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Coach Vance debated in National Forensic League debate while in high school from 1979-1982. In college, he judged at high school NFL tournaments in North Carolina. A homeschooling dad himself, he realized the growing potential and benefit of homeschool debate and switched over to coaching homeschoolers a couple years later. In 2001, he helped Chris Jeub with bringing The Blue Book to a more advanced level. He has been co-authoring Blue Book ever since.