Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor released the following statement regarding the legislative hearing on the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517) being held today (June 14) by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
S. 517 was introduced in March and has 18 bipartisan sponsors, including Senators Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The bill would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15% ethanol (E15), allowing retailers to offer E15 without restriction from June 1 – September 15.
“E15 is increasingly popular in 29 states and counting—it has more octane, it costs less and it’s cleaner. This bill will lift a needless burden on retailers so consumers can pick their own fuel and continue to open new market opportunities for the next generation of low-carbon, homegrown biofuels. Growth Energy is rallying all our friends in the environmental, retail, consumer and advanced biofuel community to ensure that America’s fuel options aren’t limited by outdated regulations.”
Growth Energy represents producers and supporters of ethanol working to bring consumers better choices at the fuel pump, grow America’s economy and improve the environment for future generations.