WASHINGTON, D.C. — Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today released the following statement on the U.S. Senate confirmation of Mr. Andrew Wheeler to serve as the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“We congratulate Mr. Wheeler on his confirmation,” said Skor. “As the head of EPA, Administrator Wheeler can improve our emissions regulations to encourage competition and innovation, and give American drivers access to affordable and renewable fuel choices. That starts with following through on the president’s commitment to allow E15 sales year-round on June 1 or sooner.
“The previous administrator granted an unprecedented number of refinery exemptions under the RFS, destroying demand for billions of gallons of U.S. ethanol. Administrator Wheeler must work quickly to repair that damage to the rural economy and restore more than 2 billion gallons of lost biofuel demand.
“We look forward to continuing our work with EPA on these priorities and more to ensure a bright future for America and homegrown biofuels.”
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