Ethanol industry runs ads urging congress to support Trump’s E15 plan

Source: By John Siciliano and Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner • Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018

A week before President Trump is expected to announce his plan pump up the nation’s gasoline supply with more ethanol, the industry group Growth Energy launched a new television ad urging Congress to support the effort.

This ad is the latest in Growth Energy’s ongoing  push to secure E15, a renewable fuel blend made from 15 percent ethanol, sales year-round,” said Growth Energy in a statement.

The ad targets lawmakers who are poised to introduce legislation to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires oil refiners to blend increasing amounts of ethanol in the fuel supply.

The ad asks voters to urge lawmakers to support the president’s push for E15, which has been restricted from being sold during the summer driving months because of “outdated” regulations.

Trump is expected to announce the plan to allow E15 to be sold year-round while on a campaign trip next week in Iowa, one of the largest corn and ethanol producers in the nation.