Administration Implements Smith Proposal to Expand Availability of E15 Year-Round

Oct 9, 2018 Issues: Agriculture, Energy, Transportation

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) praised President Trump’s decision to allow the year-round sale of E15 in accordance with legislation introduced by Smith. In a White House announcement today, the president directed the EPA to begin rulemaking to allow E15 to be sold during the summer months.

“The year-round availability of higher ethanol blends such as E15 is a simple, common sense measure which I have long championed for its benefits to producers, refiners, and consumers across America. In addition to introducing legislation requiring the EPA to allow the sale of E15 throughout the year, I have sent multiple letters and consulted administration officials on numerous occasions to this end. President Trump has long stated his support for renewable fuels, and I appreciate him following through on this commitment.”

To download an audio clip of Rep. Smith’s comments, click here.

To read about Rep. Smith’s bill to allow year-round sales of E15, click here.

To read Rep. Smith’s latest column on E15, click here.

To read Rep. Smith’s latest letter to the administration on E15 and 2019 RVOs, click here.