WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed E15 rule.
“Giving certain states including Minnesota the flexibility to use E15 in the summer starting in 2024 is a good first step, but we need action now. In order to boost our economy and decrease prices at the pump, we should be giving consumers access to E15 nationwide this summer to prevent a disruption in sales. This is why I joined Senators from both sides of the aisle to call on the Administration to remove barriers to E15 starting in summer 2023, and I’ll keep pushing to pass bipartisan legislation that I introduced to make E15 available year-round for all Americans.”
Klobuchar has long been a strong advocate for investing in renewable fuel infrastructure, increasing American biodiesel production, and upholding the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
She leads bipartisan legislation with Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) to make E15 available year round. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act would enable the year-round, nationwide sale of ethanol blends higher than 10 percent, helping to lower fuel prices and provide certainty in fuel markets for farmers and consumers.