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From staff reports
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced into the Senate that would allow for year-round sales of E-15. The Renewable Fuels Association is applauding the introduction of the bill, citing that it E-15 offers a lower-cost, cleaner-burning alternative to traditional gasoline. “The fastest way to put a lid on record-high gas prices is to empower greater use of low-cost renewable fuels, and that’s exactly what this bill would do,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper.
The association says that using more E-15 would help to offset the United States’ dependence on oil imports as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and harmful pollutants, according to the RFA. Not only is the RFA supportive of this proposed legislation, they are also supporting a bill that mirrors the Senate version in the House and they are pushing for the Biden administration to allow for E-15 to be sold at U.S. gas pumps this summer. E-15 is 10-25 cents lower per gallon than current gasoline prices. The senate version of the bill was introduced by The Renewable Fuels Association thanked Reps. Angie Craig (D-MN), Randy Feenstra (R-IA), Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Ashley Hinson (R-IA) and the bipartisan House version was introduced by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).