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Legislator wants ethanol used in gas

February 2, 2000
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

A Missouri legislator says a change in gasoline ingredients would lead to cleaner water in Missouri... and much more. Aaron Cummins has the story from Jefferson City--

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A bill sponsored by Representative Peter Myers would require gasoline sold in St. Louis to use the corn product ethanol instead of the chemical MTBE.

Myers says both materials help clean up air pollution, but MTBE hurts groundwater.

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Contents: Myers says MTBE is a pollutant, but ethanol is not.

Myers says using ethanol also would be good for Missouri farmers, the economy, and ultimately, consumers.

That's because corn grown in Missouri could be used to make ethanol at plants in Missouri and sold in gasoline in St. Louis.

He says that could lead to cheaper prices at the pump.

From the Capitol, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


A Missouri legislator says a change in gasoline ingredients would be better for the environment and may even make gas cheaper for consumers. Aaron Cummins has the story from Jefferson City--

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Representative Peter Myers filed a bill that would change the material in gas that helps clean up air pollution.

Myers' bill would require the corn product ethanol be used instead of the chemical MTBE.

Myers says MTBE is a possible carcinogen and has been found in groundwater in Missouri.

He says using ethanol would be safer and cheaper.

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Contents: Myers says gas of the same octane rating made with ethanol instead of MTBE would cost the same or cheaper for wholesalers.

Myers says it would up to the wholesalers to pass the savings on to consumers.

From the Capitol, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.