Next Steps for Ethanol Waiver

Source: By Anthony Adragna, Politico • Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bipartisan legislation from Sen. Deb Fischer that would allow year-round sale of gasoline blends with 15 percent ethanol will get a Senate EPW markup and hearing, your host and Pro’s Eric Wolff report. Chairman John Barrasso made that commitment as Senate Republicans were trying to secure the support of a small bloc of corn-state Republicans for a CRA to reject the methane rule that ultimately failed on the floor Wednesday. Sen. John Thune told reporters “we’ll assume that [commitment] sticks” despite the failed methane vote, though Barrasso’s office did not respond to requests for comment.