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Originally posted by dave_54
The government mandated the use of oxygenates. Congress approved the use of MTBE despite Congressional testimony that it had problems. Congress armtwisted oil companies into 'choosing' MTBE over other alternatives. When California first realized the extent of the problem MTBE created, the EPA tried to stop California from banning it
It's not the oil companies problem. It's Congress' problem. The spineless cowards in Washington and in the environmental industry are just trying to spin the blame elsewhere.