WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, issued the following statement in praise of a new rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help label blender pumps and help pave the way for higher blends of ethanol, such as the E15 sought in Growth Energy’s Green Jobs Waiver. The new labeling rule is increasingly important as more blender pumps are installed to give consumers more information about their fuel, and more choice about what fuel to put into their vehicles.
“This new rule is an important step toward increasing the blend wall from E10 to E15, and I commend EPA’s swift action. We must continue to invest in our national infrastructure to deliver higher blends of domestic, renewable ethanol to consumers and markets,” Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, said.
“Growth Energy’s Green Jobs Waiver seeks an increase in the allowable blend of ethanol with gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent – a move that will create U.S. jobs, strengthen national security and help clean the air. EPA has indicated that a final decision is slated for mid-summer. If the EPA approves Growth Energy’s Green Jobs Waiver to increase the blend level to E15, pump labeling will help educate consumers about their fueling options at the pump: mid- to high-level blends of ethanol, as well as E10.
“We will work with EPA and other federal agencies to ensure that consumers have access to a higher blend of America’s fuel.”
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About Growth Energy
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at GrowthEnergy.org.