(Undated) -- US Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa are joining a bipartisan group of Midwest senators, pushing for year-round E-15 sales. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to ethanol blends above ten percent.
“As gas prices remain painfully high for many Americans, we consistently see E15 provides consumers with a more affordable option for filling up their tanks. Ethanol is good for the economy, good for national security and good for the environment. In addition to benefiting consumers, it’s time to give some certainty to our farmers and producers,” Grassley said.
“Homegrown ethanol is the cheaper, cleaner option to relieve pain at the pump, and we’ve seen the benefits of year-round E15 sales right here in Iowa,” Ernst said. “By ensuring the year-round sale of higher blends of ethanol across the country, we will bring much-needed certainty to our corn growers, who stand ready to fulfill demands from coast to coast.”
Other Senators include: Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Kevin Kramer (R-N.D.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) on the bill.
The bill is also supported by the American Petroleum Institute, SIGMA, National Association of Truck Stop Operators, Renewable Fuels of America, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Farmers Union and the America Farm Bureau Federation.