Tricia Braid

Mar 14, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz made the following statement from Capitol Hill while participating in the organization’s legislative fly-in upon hearing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their proposed rule to allow for year-round sales of E15.

“We appreciate the efforts of the EPA and the Trump Administration in getting this proposed rule published so that we can have the rulemaking completed by the start of the summer driving season, June 1. Illinois motorists will benefit from year-round access to E15 fuel as it is available at dozens of fuel retail locations in our state. 

“We look forward to fully reviewing the content of the proposed rule. We will be providing comments to EPA and urging our membership to provide input during the comment process as well.

“E15 gives consumers more choice at the pump, a lower price option and the knowledge that their choice benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it also benefits human health by reducing other toxins in the air.”