Letter from House calls upon EPA to revise 2016 ethanol mandates

In a letter delivered this week to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, 184 bipartisan members of the House of Representatives called on the agency to revise its proposed 2016 ethanol volume mandates to avoid breaching the so-called blendwall. Citing many concerns echoed by NMMA, the letter expressed concerns over what will happen in the event of a breach and the subsequent requirement for more E15 to enter the market.

You can read the letter here
—NMMA and our allies in the Smarter Fuel Future Coalition are encouraged by the increase number of members who are becoming aware of the flawed nature of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA is expected to announce final volume numbers before a Nov. 30 deadline.