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Legislation Would Slow Adoption of E15


The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Energy and Environment Subcommittee has marked up E15 legislation which would require even more study of E15 blends and delay it use by consumers.  Growth Energy CEO tom Buis calls the action – unneeded and duplicative regulation. He also considers the legislation, sponsored by Representative James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, – a waste of time and a waste of taxpayer dollars.

According to Buis, “They’ve been looking at E15 for more than three years. Now Representative Sensenbrenner wants to move the goal posts again – a move that would only add more red tape and regulation.” Buis added no fuel blend has been tested as thoroughly as E15. No fuel blend has undergone the level of scrutiny E15 has – and passed the tests like E15 did.

According to Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen, “To suggest more testing is needed is nothing more than a stall tactic that has but one outcome – our continued addiction to oil.” Dinneen calls this bill,  “A perfect example of Congress trying to address a problem that doesn’t exist.  Understandably, concerns will be raised any time a new fuel is introduced.  The concerns raised, however, are largely superficial and do not require the intervention of Congress to resolve.”

Source: NAFB News Service