The year-round sale of E15—gasoline with 15 percent ethanol—will decrease costs for consumers, decrease our dependence on foreign energy, and support our farmers
WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement after today’s announcement by the Administration that they have directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow for the year-round sale of E15—gasoline with 15 percent ethanol.
“Allowing for the year-round sale of E15 is a decision that is long overdue and will not only provide relief to our farmers, but also save families money at the gas pump,” Klobuchar said. “This announcement will strengthen our homegrown energy economy, help our country utilize more homegrown biofuels, and decrease our dependence on foreign energy.”
For years, Klobuchar has led a bipartisan push for the EPA to allow for the year-round sale of E15, including letters to the Administration urging them to expand waivers for the sale of E15 in the summer months. Klobuchar is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, which would amend the Clean Air Act to allow for the year-round sale of E15. She has also been a leader in the fight to strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to support American jobs and decrease dependence on foreign oil. Klobuchar and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have led bipartisan letters calling for a strong RFS as the EPA has worked toward finalizing its rules on biofuels volume requirements. Last March, Klobuchar and Grassley led a bipartisan group of 13 senators urging the Administration to cease issuing small refinery waivers and reject changes to the RFS that would upend stability and predictability for small businesses, and rural communities.