Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa

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Grassley Praises Trump Action to Allow Year-Round Sales of Higher Blends of Ethanol

Mar 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a family farmer and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following comment regarding EPA’s proposed rule allowing the year-round sale of higher blends of ethanol known as E15.

“I’m still reviewing the proposed rule, and while I have some concerns about certain details, this is a significant step in the right direction and puts E15 on track for approval by summer driving season. Ending the nonsensical ban on summertime sales of higher blends of ethanol is a no-brainer and a big victory for Iowa, Midwest farmers and the country as whole. It’s also a promise made and a promise kept by President Trump and Administrator Wheeler. Consumers should be able to choose what kind of fuel they want to use. Allowing year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol fits in well with President Trump’s mission to end bureaucratic red tape, create jobs in rural America and establish American energy dominance through increased domestic production. The final rule should reflect those goals in keeping with President Trump’s commitments.”

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