Ethanol Industry Wants Answers on Year-Round E15
This week, the IL Corn Growers Association sent a letter alongside 23 organizations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking the administration to immediately finalize its ruling on the year-round sale of E15.
The letter follows a suit filed by Iowa and Nebraska’s attorney generals Monday, for EPA’s failure to implement a proposed ruling within the 90 days stated in federal code. The original year-round request was sent by Governor Pritzker and seven Midwest Governors in April 2022. EPA waited util March 2023 to propose approval of the request and there has been no finalization of the rule.
“We are urging EPA to finalize its proposed regulation before the end of this summer. Fuel refiners and suppliers in Midwest states say they need sufficient lead time to make supply chain modifications before the Governors’ petition takes effect next summer,” said the letter. “Finalizing the rule before the end of September 2023 would provide all parties with more than enough time to make any necessary changes to their operations.”