Consumer groups, environmentalists, food producers and refiners have joined a bipartisan group of 20 Senators in voicing their opposition to an Environmental Protection Agency plan that will significantly change Clean Air Act rules and pump more ethanol into the fuel supply. Expanding the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15) year-round, is misguided, one-sided and a completely inadequate “fix” to the serious, recurring problems plaguing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Last summer, a bill to change Clean Air Act rules for E15 couldn’t get out of the Senate. There wasn’t enough support. For EPA to try and do this exact same thing on their own is an overstep and complete contradiction of how they’ve interpreted the law in the past.
See for yourself what these groups are saying and consider that many serious issues that need to be addressed about increasing the presence of E15 in the fuel supply: