On March 26, several stakeholder groups filed a cert petition with the Supreme Court, appealing the August 2012 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit which stated the groups did not have standing to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) partial waiver for 15 percent ethanol (E15) blends. The petition asked the Supreme Court to consider the standing of the groups as well as whether an option to comply with a statute is coercive since the option is almost mandated. The groups that filed the petition are the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the Association of Global Automakers, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.