WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for parity between E10 and E15 fuels in Ohio through Section 211(h)(5) of the Clean Air Act. In his letter, Governor DeWine stated that “relying on annual emergency waivers for year-round sales of E15 is not a permanent solution for Ohio’s fuel retailers, consumers, or the environment.”

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor released the following statement thanking Governor DeWine for his support of increased access to lower-cost, lower-carbon E15:

“We applaud Governor DeWine for joining the call to secure permanent, year-round access to cleaner, lower-cost E15 fuel. While President Biden’s recent moves to both lift restrictions on E15 fuel this summer and increase biofuel blending levels through the 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) help reduce prices at the pump for American families, we need a permanent fix to protect access to E15 for next summer and beyond.

“E15 is currently sold at 91 stations across Ohio and in more than 2,600 locations nationwide. Governor DeWine’s request would allow even more Ohioans to access this lower-cost fuel at the pump all while making a simple change for their environment, all year long. We look forward to Administrator Regan’s timely response on this issue.”
Governor DeWine’s full letter is available here.


Governor DeWine’s letter to EPA Administrator Regan follows a joint letter sent in April by 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.) calling for E10 and E15 parity.

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On May 31, 21 members of the House, led by Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai urging her to protect U.S. farmers and biofuel producers and prioritize U.S. #ethanol export competitiveness in Brazil.https://t.co/Ugx88bA1KT https://t.co/bmf7EjdNxA

via @EthanolMagazine

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.@NUVUFUELS: "In Michigan alone, the higher biofuel blend offers drivers more than $1 billion in fuel savings annually, reduces emissions, and supports the state’s rural economy." twitter.com/Lwl_First_Look…

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