Industry groups at odds over New York plan to ban MTBE
New York Gov. George Pataki's signing of legislation to phase out MTBE has prompted a war of words between two industry groups. The Oxygenated Fuels Association filed a complaint in federal court charging that the New York law contradicts federal law. The Renewable Fuels Association then criticized OFA, saying, '...The OFA challenge is based on the groundless notion that, by moving to protect its drinking water from further MTBE pollution, New York violated the federal Clean Air Act.'