Ricketts says E15 legislation is the only way to avoid regulatory uncertainty

A US Senator says year-round E15 legislation is a better solution than a patchwork approach from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pete Ricketts of Nebraska tells Brownfield producers and consumers shouldn’t have to wait for the agency to approve the request from eight Midwestern governors. “It is something that we’ve been pushing for a while. I think with everybody’s desire to reduce the impact on the environment is going to continue to make more sense. So, we’ll just need to keep socializing that idea, get more people on board with it and eventually just get that law passed so that we don’t have to keep coming back to the EPA every year.”

Ricketts is referring to the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, which allows for ethanol blends of 10 percent or higher to be sold year-round. It was introduced in March by Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer. A companion bill is also in the House.

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