U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) this week introduced legislation that would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, which would allow retailers across the country to sell E15 and other higher ethanol blends all year.
“It would also ensure a fair playing field for higher ethanol blends, expanding fuel choices and strengthening our energy diversity,” Fischer said.
“Biofuels give consumers more options and reduce fuel prices at the gas pump,” said Donnelly. I am proud to join my colleague Senator Fischer, along with Senator Grassley, in a bipartisan effort to eliminate the senseless restriction on ethanol producers and consumers,”
“The EPA has never acted on its authority to grant a Reid vapor pressure waiver for E15,” added Grassley. “This bill proposes a legislative fix to fill the void.”
Extending the RVP waiver is a top priority for the ethanol industry.