Growth Energy Responds to EPA’s Label on E15

Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis released the following statement after testifying today at the EPA’s public hearing on the agency’s proposed rule governing how pumps carrying E15 will be labeled. The E15 pump labeling rule follows the first of two expected decisions by EPA on Growth Energy’s Green Jobs petition to permit the blending of up to 15 percent ethanol, or E15, in transportation fuel.

“I am confident that E15 can be added to the American fuels market safely, without major problems. We recognize EPA’s vast experience in introducing new fuels into the commercial marketplace and we appreciate the effectiveness of proper labeling, documentation and public education. We believe EPA can design a label that is objective and educational,” Buis said. “This is not the first time this has happened. Many consumers today are required to use premium fuel, and diesel drivers have a bifurcated market that requires them to be educated about their fuel choices at the pump. Consumers are capable of reading a label. They have been doing it for years.”

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