Grassley joins colleagues in asking for swift E15 waiver for 2024

by | Feb 28, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has joined an Iowa delegation of lawmakers in a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to allow for summertime E15 sales in 2024. Last week, the EPA finalized a rule to approve year-round E15 sales, but delayed implementation until 2025. The decision leaves summertime E15 availability in Iowa in question for 2024, which Senator Chuck Grassley says should not be the case.

Ultimately, Grassley says he expects the Biden administration to issue a waiver allowing for E15 in Summer 2024.

The EPA’s final rule will go into effect in 2025 in eight Midwestern states including Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The rule allows states to use the same volatility limits for E15 and E10 and was in response to a petition by governors of the eight Midwestern states, including Iowa governor Kim Reynolds.

The letter from the Iowa delegation to the EPA states “We request, once again, that the EPA immediately implement its rule to ensure E15 is available year-round no later than March 31, 2024.”

Representatives Zack Nunn, Randy Feenstra, Ashley Hinson, and Marionette Miller-Meeks signed the letter, along with Senators Grassley and Joni Ernst.