RFA Reacts to EPA Decision on Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says the Environmental Protection Agency is missing an opportunity to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and create new economic opportunity by limiting its decision on E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) to only model year (MY) 2007 and newer vehicles.

Renewable Fuels Association Logo“EPA’s scientifically unjustified bifurcation of the U.S. car market will do little to move the needle and expand ethanol use today,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “Limiting E15 use to 2007 and newer vehicles only creates confusion for retailers and consumers alike. America’s ethanol producers are hitting an artificial blend wall today. The goals of Congress to reduce our addiction to oil captured in the Renewable Fuels Standard cannot be met with this decision.”

Dinneen is especially concerned about the labels required at the pump that are likely to lead to confusion among consumers and issues with retailers.

Listen to an interview with Dinneen on the decision here. RFA Reacts to EPA Ruling on E15

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