Hinson sees regulatory action as pathway for summer 2023 E15 sales

Source: By Lydia Johnson, Agri-Pulse • Posted: Monday, March 27, 2023

Iowa Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson is pressuring the administration to authorize an emergency summer E15 waiver. Speaking on this week’s Agri-Pulse Newsmakers, Hinson criticized the March approval of the governors’ petition to allow year-round E15 use in eight Midwest states beginning in 2024 as being “frankly, too late.”

“We need that certainty for this summer,” Hinson said. Hinson and other members of Congress have written the Biden administration asking for a waiver from the fuel volatility regulation that is preventing summertime E15 sales. Last year, President Joe Biden issued an executive action on April 12, 2022, to allow the change. The EPA cited concerns earlier this month that the current timeline likely won’t allow enough time for implementation this summer.