A bill to require year-round production and availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends, a move seen as benefitting corn-producing states, was introduced by U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
Under their bill, the sale of so-called E15, which is 15% rather than 10% ethanol would no longer be restricted during the summer.
“Our bipartisan legislation is the only permanent, nationwide solution to unleashing the power of year-round E15. It’s why we’ve been able to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from the oil/gas, biofuel, ag, and transportation sectors to support our legislation,” Fischer said in a statement. “:”Negating the need for a patchwork of regulations will ensure all Americans can enjoy lower costs at the pump. With this unique coalition of support, I’m more optimistic than ever that we can make year-round E15 a reality.”
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