EPA’s elusive decision on E15 sales fuels a waiting game for lawmakers, consumers & the Ethanol industry
Congress is now exploring legislative avenues to expedite the process as time drags on and anticipation mounts for the EPA’s crucial decision regarding the year-round sale of E15 fuel.
The ethanol industry, states, and consumers are in a waiting game when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) looming decisions over year-round sales of E-15. Now, Congress is beginning to explore legislative avenues to expedite the process as time drags on and anticipation grows.
The American Coalition for Ethanol revealed ongoing efforts to navigate the complexities of outdated EPA regulations in a recent statement to Brownfield Ag News, which they said is hindering summer sales of E15. Their CEO Brian Jennings emphasized the need for a solution that addresses impediments posed by existing regulations — explaining that a focus on removing barriers to year-round sales of E15 is a move that could significantly impact the ethanol industry and provide consumers with more choices at the pump.
Likewise, Emily Skor, the CEO of Growth Energy, shed light on additional efforts to garner support for E15.
Seven governors from the Midwest are actively urging the EPA to grant them the option to opt out of the program restricting E15 sales. These states collectively represent 11 percent of the U.S. fuel market, underlining the substantial impact that a shift in E15 regulations could have on the broader fuel industry landscape.