A request from several Midwest governors to sell E15 year-round in their home states is now before the White House Office of Management and Budget. The news comes as 24 House members introduced a bill to match Senate legislation on the subject.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to increase the amount of biofuels that must be blended with gasoline to meet requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the agency announced today.
New legislation from a bipartisan group of 15 farm-state senators to pave the way for summer sales of higher ethanol blends carries not only the endorsement of biofuel groups but also the principal organization for the oil and gas industry.
A mix of oil, biofuel and retail interests are asking Congress to advance legislation to allow year-round sales of E15, bringing a coalition together that offers new life for a long-running renewable fuels industry priority.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan offered renewable fuel advocates a sign of hope Tuesday as he offered comments on what he wants to see from the looming biofuel volumes the agency is expected to propose later this year.
The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler, heads to Capitol Hill this week to face lawmakers who are sharply divided over the agency’s plan to require corporations to track and disclose greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains.
The House is expected to clear a bill this week aimed at ending port bottlenecks and also pass a package of measures that Democrats claim will help bring food, fertilizer and fuel prices under control.
Eight midwestern governors are asking the Environmental Protection Agency allow their states to sell E15 blends of ethanol year round, even if the product remains restricted in the rest of the country.