Gas prices have hit historic highs and saving money at the pump has never been more top of mind for the American people. To address rising gas prices, a bipartisan group of biofuel champions in Congress are calling on the Biden Administration to increase access to high blends of biofuels like E15 (Unleaded 88) to save Americans money at the pump and bolster American energy independence.
Here’s what they are saying:
Sent on March 9, 2022 by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill), John Thune (R-S.D), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
“We request that you utilize any administrative authority to permit the sale of E15 fuel over the 2022 summer driving season, extending the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver from June 1 through September 15,” the Senators wrote. “As the United States joins global partners in seeking to hold accountable and isolate the Russian Federation for its unprovoked assault on Ukraine, we must deny Russia’s economic lifeblood of energy dominance. This will require tapping every accessible contribution of American energy technology. As you know, American biofuels are one such readily available energy solution that offer consumers affordable and cleaner options at the pump.”