WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, released the following statement after industry groups called for approval of the use of E12 (12 percent ethanol) in the nation’s gasoline supply:
“Growth Energy’s Green Jobs Waiver follows the statutory requirements of the law and contained more science supporting E15 than any waiver in the history of the Clean Air Act,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “In that waiver, which was filed more than a year ago, we said that the EPA was free to use the data assembled in the waiver “to support an immediate increase to E12 or E13 while studying the merits and data relative to the 211(f)(4) waiver up to E15.”
“Despite the unnecessary delays from EPA thus far, we expect that the EPA will approve E15 later this year and Growth Energy will continue to advocate solutions like E15 that create a market large enough for the ethanol industry’s continued expansion,” added Buis.
Read Growth Energy’s cover letter sent to the EPA in March 2009 at GrowthEnergy.org.
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.