WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, Senator Baldwin joined a bipartisan effort urging President Joe Biden to expand the sale of E15 fuel, and today, the President is announcing in Iowa that he is lifting restrictions on the sale of E15 biofuel sales this summer.
“American biofuels are a homegrown energy solution that will help drive down fuel costs for consumers who are facing Putin’s price hike at the pump,” said Senator Baldwin. “I called for this action by President Biden and I support it because it helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil, supports our farmers, and lowers prices at the pump for Wisconsinites.”
“We want to sincerely thank Senator Baldwin for her determined efforts to ensure American drivers have year-round access to E15—the lowest-cost, lowest-carbon fuel available at the pump today,” said Renewable Fuels Association President & CEO Geoff Cooper. “Her tireless advocacy was instrumental in securing the important actions announced today by President Biden. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the senator, President Biden, and other leaders throughout Congress and the administration, drivers in Wisconsin and across the country will benefit from the lower prices and cleaner air provided by higher ethanol blend like E15.”
In March, Senator Baldwin joined a bipartisan effort, led by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), in urging President Biden to permit the year-round sale of E15 fuel in order to boost Made in America biofuels and reduce the United States’ reliance on foreign sources of energy. In addition, Senator Baldwin also joined bipartisan legislation, The Home Front Energy Independence Act, which would replace Russian oil with American-made renewable fuels that are available right now.
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