WASHINGTON, D.C. — Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today thanked a group of 18 bipartisan senators for standing up for consumer choice at the fuel pump by calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to deliver on the president’s promise to allow 15 percent ethanol blends (E15) to be sold year-round.

In their letter, the senators asked for a timeline of the rulemaking process to allow higher ethanol blends access to the market place. They also asked the Administration to allow year-round sales of E15 this summer.

“The president understands that lifting outdated government regulations restricting the year-round sale of E15 is the right path forward, and given the explosion of small refinery waivers by EPA, year-round sales should not require any refinery-driven trade-off,” Skor said.

“We continue to be grateful to our champions in Congress for pushing the EPA to make good on the president’s commitment to year-round E15 sales. Lifting these barriers will create a new market for surplus crops, while strengthening our energy security and delivering a jolt to the rural economy.”

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.@EPAAWheeler responding to @JimInhofe: "The president’s committed to #E15 and for the last two years we’ve gotten the RVOs ...out on time. It’s the first time it happened in the history of the program and we’re committed to doing that again this year."

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.@EPAAWheeler responding to @SenatorRounds on the timeline for #E15yearround: "We will get it done before the summer driving season..."

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Wheeler: the president is committed to #E15.

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“We hope to hear Mr. Wheeler expand on the agency’s commitment to finalizing the president’s directive on year-round E15 by June 1 and explain how the agency will address the reallocation of lost gallons due to unprecedented SRE granted under Scott Pruitt.” - @GrowthEnergy

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