WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today thanked 24 members of the House Biofuels Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), who sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the administration to lift summertime regulations on E15 and uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In addition, the letter calls on the agency to “put an end” to secretive refinery waivers that “hurt farmers and prevent market growth of ethanol.”
“We’re deeply grateful to our rural champions for standing united behind a strong RFS and fighting for better, more affordable options at the fuel pump,” said Skor. “It is vital that the EPA uphold President Trump’s commitment to American biofuels and immediately tear down outdated regulatory barriers against the summertime sale of E15. Opening the market to year-round competition will help to revitalize farm income and restore growth in rural communities hit hardest by the agricultural downturn.”
Last week, Growth Energy launched an E15 Now bus tour that will carry the same message to local events across the Midwest.
“EPA waivers have destroyed billions of gallons of biofuel demand and cut a key market for U.S. farmers,” noted Skor. “To reverse the damage, the EPA should listen to rural lawmakers, restore those gallons, and unlock E15 – a move that could create demand for two billion bushels of American corn.”
Click here to review a copy of the letter.