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AAA wants E-15 sales suspended

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AAA says 95 percent of the people it surveyed have not heard of E-15 AAA says 95 percent of the people it surveyed have not heard of E-15

The Environmental Protection Agency approved its sale in June, but AAA is sounding a warning about E-15.  The EPA says the gasoline blend with 15-percent corn fuel is safe for use in 2001 and newer cars, light duty trucks and SUVs.

But the Automobile Association of America says sustained use of E-15 could damage both older and newer vehicles by accelerating engine wear, which could void warranties.  The association says 95 percent of people it surveyed had not even heard of E-15.  The motoring corporation says automakers have approved fewer than five percent of vehicles to use it.

AAA wants sales of E-15 stopped until regulators can do a better job educating the public.

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