WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked Governors Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa), Pete Ricketts (R-N.E.), Doug Burgum (R-N.D.), Tony Evers (D-Wis.), Laura Kelly (D-Kan.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), JB Pritzker (D-Ill.), and Tim Walz (D-Minn.) for their efforts to secure permanent access to year-round E15, a fifteen percent ethanol blended fuel. The coalition of governors sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Regan calling for parity between E10 and E15 in their states fuels through Section 211(h)(5) of the Clean Air Act and included analysis of the environmental benefits of doing so.
“We are grateful to Governors Reynolds, Ricketts, Burgum, Evers, Kelly, Noem, Pritzker, and Walz for working to secure permanent, year-round access to cleaner, lower-cost E15 fuel,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “While President Biden’s recent decision to lift restrictions on E15 fuel nationally this summer was a welcome and exciting announcement, particularly as drivers across the nation continue to face high gas prices, we need a permanent fix to protect access to E15 next summer and beyond. The governors’ timely request to Administrator Regan would allow more drivers in their states to save money at the pump and reduce vehicle emissions as we work toward a national permanent solution.
“Our nation cannot let outdated regulations stand in the way of a clean energy future and we look forward to EPA’s affirmative response on this issue.”
You can read the full letter here.