Year Round E15 Bill Hits Roadblock

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) told members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) meeting in Washington D.C. this week that her bill to allow year-round sales of E15 has hit a roadblock, in the form of Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE).

“Senator Carper, as you know, is chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee,” said Fischer. “We’ve reached out to him to try and do a markup of the bill…but I don’t think we are getting anywhere on that.”

Fischer says Carper is concerned about a refinery in his state and she considers it a “rather odd position” for him to take, considering the Nationwide Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2023 has the support of not only the agriculture and ethanol industries, but also retailers and even Big Oil. “Would you have ever thought Big Oil was going to step up and get on a Fischer E15 bill? Never.”

Listen to Fischer’s remarks here:
ACE DC 24 remarks from Sen. Deb Fischer 18:35

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