Ethanol groups back governors’ call for year-round E15
Ethanol supporters are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to issue an emergency waiver that would allow E15 sales this summer.
Geoff Cooper, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, says the EPA still has time to take action.
“The administration has the experience of last year to fall back on,” he said. “Last year, they issued emergency waivers and allowed the continued sale of E15 throughout the summer. It delivered real results and they know that.”
The EPA’s proposed rule would delay year-round sales until 2024.
He tells Brownfield the association supports a bipartisan group of Midwestern governors that recently urged the agency to authorize access to E15 throughout the 2023 summer driving season.
“They are doing everything they possibly can to ensure consumers in their states continue to have access to E15 year-round.”
Cooper says E15 helped consumers save more than 20 cents per gallon at the pump last summer.