Kentucky bans MTBE

By | May 01, 2002
Kentucky has become the 16th state to outlaw the controversial gasoline additive MTBE. Gov. Paul Patton (D) signed S.B. 13 into law late last month, banning importation, sale and storage of any fuel containing MTBE in the state beginning Jan. 1, 2006. While the ban doesn't go into effect until 2006, the General Assembly is "strongly encouraging" a switch to ethanol two years earlier.