When Big Oil monopolizes the fuel tank, they wreck our environment, eliminate good-paying jobs, and stifle economic opportunities for America’s working families.

The oil industry is attempting to block access to higher ethanol blends like E15 that could reduce CO2 emissions by more than 17 million tons, the equivalent of taking nearly 4 million cars off the road.

Homegrown, renewable biofuels can reduce carbon emissions by an average of 46 percent or more compared to gasoline. Increasing the share of gasoline in our fuel tank only increases carbon emissions.

Clean, renewable biofuels support approximately 300,000 U.S. jobs, and increasing the use of E15 can support an additional 184,600 jobs. Backtracking or lowering on biofuels threatens these good paying jobs.

The Biden Administration and Congress cannot allow Big Oil to replace clean, renewable biofuels at the pump and hurt our climate, working families, and the economy.

Set Biofuel Blending at 15 Billion Gallons of Conventional Ethanol

As Big Oil sets our oceans on fire, President Biden and his EPA need to issue strong RVOs and turn to viable clean energy alternatives, like biofuels, available abundantly now. On the campaign trail and in office, President Biden gave repeated and unequivocal promises to support rural, clean energy jobs and uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard.

If rumors are true and his administration backtracks — setting blending targets below 15 billion gallons for conventional biofuel — the administration would ensure greater use of fossil fuels, threatening to stall the nation’s clean energy transition, placing thousands of good-paying jobs at risk, and freezing economic recovery efforts in rural communities. Getting this right will be the first test of Biden’s campaign promises to rural America and the biofuels industry.

Lift Outdated Restrictions on Summertime Sales of E15

Rolling back higher ethanol blends at the pump prevents drivers across the country from accessing affordable, available fuel blends, like E15, and increases consumption of fossil fuels. In the last decade, American families have selected E15 to fuel more than 75 billion miles driven because it is a lower-cost, higher-octane option at the dispenser, saving drivers up to $0.10 per gallon. Restricting summertime sales of E15 would increase costs for drivers, allowing oil companies to pocket as much as $3.4 billion with cleaner more affordable biofuel blends pushed out of the market.

E15 is already accessible at more than 2,400 stations across 30 states, including those operated by Sheetz, Kwik Trip, Casey’s, and Thornton’s, which have been selling E15 for more than five years. The outdated summertime restriction would impact sales at 85% of those sites. Delaying progress to towards a nationwide move to E15 also means American households are losing out on an additional $10.5 billion of income. Growth Energy supports the passage of S. 2239, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act and H.R. 4410, the Year-Round Fuel Choice Act, in Congress to permanently eliminate the seasonal restrictions on E15.

EPA must set the 2021 and 2022 RVOs for conventional ethanol at 15 billion gallons or more, as well as continued growth in cellulosic and advanced biofuels.

EPA must approve pending registration for cellulosic biofuel from kernel fiber.

Congress must pass legislation to permanently lift outdated, seasonal restrictions on the sale of E15.

Any effort to address climate change must include low carbon biofuels.

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To build a clean energy future, we need homegrown renewable biofuels that reduce carbon emissions and support working families.