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The Environmental Protection Agencys proposal to place

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to place restrictions on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying that the move will exacerbate the nation’s fuel supply problems.
A. on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying - Verb-ing modifier saying does not make sense with the previous subject
B. on both diesel fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and they say - subject-verb agreement issue
C. on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, which says - Correct
D. both on diesel fuel and engines has sparked the oil industry to a counterattack, saying - Parallelism issue - Both X and Y
E. both on diesel fuel and diesel engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and it says - Parallelism issue ; subject-verb agreement issue

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to place restrictions on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying that the move will exacerbate the nation’s fuel supply problems.
A. on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying --Saying is wrongly used. It seems as if the proposal is saying when in fact it's the industry that wants to state its point.
B. on both diesel fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and they say --SV disagreement
C. on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, which says --Correct
D. both on diesel fuel and engines has sparked the oil industry to a counterattack, saying --Parallelism issue (both on .... and ON ... is correct)
E. both on diesel fuel and diesel engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and it says --SV disagreement
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