The Illinois Corn Growers Association and the American Lung Association recently appeared before a state Senate Committee to present the benefits of Ethanol 15, a gasoline that is better for the environment and would bring cheaper prices to the pumps for Illinois consumers.

WTVO reports that Ethanol 15, otherwise known as E-15, is an unleaded gasoline used for new cars and light trucks that is proposed to raise $125 million in new state revenues by eliminating the E-10 sales tax. Supporters say that inclusion of this fuel at pumps would allow consumers more choices and cheaper prices, but critics question how much savings consumers are actually getting because fuels with more alcohol added usually lead to poorer gas mileage in vehicles.