Washington, D.C. – Wyoming Senators John Barrasso (R) and Mike Enzi (R) joined a bipartisan group of 20 senators in urging the president to reject the year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15).
In a press release sent to Wyo4News, the senators wrote, “In recent months, media outlets reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering regulatory action to expand the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15) year-round by waiving certain Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements related to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). However, a one-sided approach to addressing concerns related to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that favors only one industry stakeholder is misguided. We are concerned that doing so would do nothing to address the policies impacting refinery jobs, could hurt millions of consumers whose vehicles and equipment are not compatible with higher ethanol blended gasoline, and risk worsening air quality.”
The letter was led by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma and was also signed by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Susan Collins, R-Maine, Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, John Boozman, R-Arkansas, Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, Steve Daines, R-Montana, John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi.
View the full letter here.