Following the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to vacate a 2019 rule by the EPA that lifted outdated restrictions on the summertime sale of E15, members of the U.S. House and Senate introduced legislation to ensure the continued availability of low-carbon E15 in all fuel markets, all year. Check out a few quotes in support from our champions in Congress who are working hard to remedy this issue:

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.): “The recent D.C. Circuit Court ruling was a major blow to farmers and ethanol producers, and further highlighted the need to provide them with certainty. My legislation will ensure consumers continue to have access to higher ethanol blends at the pump and that E15 can be sold year-round. It will create significant economic opportunities for the hardworking men and women in rural America who are providing the country with a low-carbon solution.”

Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.): “E15 and higher blend biofuels expand markets for family farmers, support economic growth in rural America and cut down on dangerous pollutants released into the air we breathe. It’s long past time that the year-round sale of these renewable fuels was made permanent, expanding the market for lower-cost, lower-carbon fuel choices all across America. I’m proud to work with Representative Smith on this critical legislation to support our biofuels producers and family farmers, while expanding options at the pump for consumers across the country.”

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.): “I have long championed the uninterrupted sale of E15 to provide consumers consistency in their fuel tank and farmers consistency in their production. Time after time I’ve introduced legislation to emphasize and reinforce EPA’s authority to allow the year-round sale of E15. With the recent D.C. Circuit Court ruling to roll back RVP waivers, it’s imperative we clarify congressional intent once and for all: there is no reason E15 should not have the same regulatory relief as E10.”

Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Iowa): “I am pleased to join my colleagues in another bipartisan effort to provide producers with market certainty. E15 year-round gives consumers a more affordable option at the gas station, helps crop growers and biofuel producers by increasing demand, and benefits our environment as the cleanest form of liquid fuel on the market. As the largest ethanol and biodiesel producing district in the country, I will continue fighting for policies that prevent oil refineries from stomping on our family farms and biofuel producers in Iowa.”

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