E15 Bill Attempts to Solve Ethanol Conundrum  

On June 14, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing for the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517).  Chairman Barroso (R-WY), while no friend to biofuels, agreed to hold the hearing in exchange for corn-state votes on the scuttled bill to axe Obama-era regulations on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.  The bill would fix a regulatory issue that currently prohibits retailers from marketing E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) to regular vehicles in the summer months.

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