WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Indiana Governor Holcomb vetoed SEA 303, legislation that would have stalled sales of homegrown biofuels by mandating confusing labels on E15 fuel dispensers and muddying key regulations on retailers seeking to offer the lower-cost blend. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement applauding the governor’s veto:
“We are deeply grateful to Governor Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch for listening to the concerns of Hoosier biofuel producers and standing up for rural families,” said Skor. “From the very start, SEA 303 was fueled by a wave of misinformation. Hoosiers already enjoy legal access to lower-carbon, lower-cost E15 at 79 locations, and this veto is an important step toward ensuring greater competition at the pump, lower prices for drivers, and stronger markets for Indiana farmers.”
Earlier this month, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor wrote to Governor Holcomb asking that he veto this legislation, joining the chorus of ag and biofuel leaders in the state in opposition.