Growth Energy Statement on E15 Lawsuit

Growth Energy, the coalition of ethanol supporters that filed the Green Jobs Waiver to increase the amount of ethanol blended into our fuel from 10 to 15 percent, released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed today by corporate interests to overturn the EPA’s initial decision on E15:

“In 2008, these big food companies gouged consumers while trying to shift the blame to America’s ethanol producers and farmers, so we’re not surprised by their actions today,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “Having been unable to dispute the overwhelming science in favor of E15, they are now turning to the legal process to slow progress on renewable fuels. We will fully evaluate their lawsuit, but the expansion of renewable fuels in America should be based on science. As extensive testing has shown, E15 is a good fuel for American motorists.”