Congressman Feenstra Joins Effort to Make E15 Year-Round Permanent
4th District Congressman Randy Feenstra joined his colleagues on the House Biofuels Caucus as an original cosponsor of the Year Round Fuel Choice Act Of 2021. This bipartisan effort seeks to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can grant waivers allowing for the sale of higher ethanol blends year-round. The legislation comes after a D.C. circuit court ruling would eliminate retailers’ ability to sell E15 in the summer months.
Feenstra said “I am pleased to join my colleagues in another bipartisan effort to provide producers with market certainty. E15 year-round gives consumers a more affordable option at the gas station, helps crop growers and biofuel producers by increasing demand, and benefits our environment as the cleanest form of liquid fuel on the market. As the largest ethanol and bio-diesel producing district in the country, I will continue fighting for policies that prevent oil refineries from stomping on our family farms and bio-fuel producers in Iowa”.
The bill is supported by the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the National Corn Growers Association.