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RFA Thanks House Members for Supporting Year-Round E15

March 12, 2024

Congress, E15


The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked a large, bipartisan group of 31 lawmakers who asked House leadership to advance a legislative solution that would allow the voluntary sale of lower-cost, lower-carbon E15 year-round nationwide.


“We thank Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Nikki Budzinksi, Adrian Smith and Mark Pocan for their leadership, along with the dozens of others who are part of this effort,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “E15 reduces fuel costs for American families while also lowering emissions. Allowing year-round availability of lower-cost, lower-carbon E15 should be an easy lift. We urge Speaker Johnson to work with the bipartisan House Biofuels Caucus to move commonsense legislation forward quickly, so families on the road this summer can enjoy the economic and environmental benefits of E15.”


In their letter, addressed to Speaker Johnson, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, the lawmakers noted how “governors, agriculture producers, ethanol refiners, oil refiners, retailers, and the automotive industry have all recognized the need for permanent law which provides needed certainty for producers and consumers in every state.”


“We urge you to support bipartisan legislative efforts to ensure that E15 can be voluntarily sold year-round and avoid potential fuel supply issues that will occur if E15 is only allowed in certain states,” they concluded. “Addressing these two issues will provide much-needed certainty to entities looking to make investments in lower carbon fuels and to the broader fuel value chain. Most importantly, this legislative fix is needed to ensure consumers have access to lower cost, consistently available, fuel during the summer months.”