29 bipartisan members of Congress send Biden letter calling for greater access to biofuels
More than two dozen members of Congress are calling on President Biden to reinstate year-round E15.
In a letter to the administration, the bipartisan group is asking that biofuels be prioritized to increase energy independence and lower prices at the pump.
Iowa Democrat Cindy Axne is one of the lead authors.
“We’re trying to drive the agenda to get more ethanol out there country-wide, especially during a time when we’re reliant on Russian oil and we really should be producing as much as we can here.”
Other lead authors include Minnesota Democrat Angie Craig, Nebraska Republican Adrian Smith, Illinois Republican Rodney Davis, Wisconsin Democrat Mark Pocan, and South Dakota Republican Dusty Johnson.
The letter requests an emergency waiver to allow summertime sales of E15 and calls on EPA to reverse the lowering of the 2020 and 2021 Renewable Volume Obligations.
In response to the letter, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor (score) says the message on both sides of the aisle remains loud and clear that the Biden administration must increase access to homegrown, low-carbon biofuels to offer relief at the pump and move toward a more secure energy sector.
Renewable Fuels Association CEO Geoff Cooper says if the administration fails to act on this request, the lowest-cost fuel available at the pump will disappear on June 1st and drivers will face another unnecessary price hike.