Growth Energy today embraced as an “important first step” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to raise the blend wall from E10 to E15 for 2007 and newer vehicles, in response to Growth Energy’s Green Jobs petition. However, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters said much more must be done to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, create jobs here in the United States and improve our environment.
“Today’s approval of E15 for newer vehicles is the first crack in the blend wall in more than 30 years, and proves what was laid out in Growth Energy’s Green Jobs Waiver – that E15 is a good fuel for American motorists. And while this is an important first step, there are many more steps we can take toward strengthening our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, creating jobs here in the United States and improving our environment,” Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, said.
Growth Energy held a telephone press conference with comments from Buis, POET president Jeff Broin; Co-chairman Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Co-Chair of Growth Energy; ethanol producers Todd Becker of Green Plains Renewable Energy; and former Congressman Jim Nussle.
Listen to those comments here: Growth Energy Comments on E15 Decision