Brown: Year-Round E15 Can Help Combat Domestic Energy Costs

  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022 10:21

Brownfield Ag News

Mar 29, 2022

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the administration to allow year-round sales of E15 to help combat rising domestic energy costs and reduce reliance on foreign energy sources.

Senator Sherrod Brown says “the best lesson here is we have to broaden our energy production and that means more E15 fuel.” 

The Ohio democrat tells Brownfield it’s critical to expand the availability of U.S. biofuels following the import ban on Russian oil.

“We have a lot of opportunities to broaden our energy inputs, which will stabilize prices and, frankly, will finally push Russian oil more off the world market,” he says. 

Brown, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, co-sponsored the recent letter to President Biden.

The senators say American biofuels are a clean and reliable energy solution that will help drive down fuel costs for consumers.

The letter was signed by a bipartisan group of senators including John Thune of South Dakota, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Tina Smith of Minnesota, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota.

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