President Celebrates Year-Round E15 in Iowa

15:40PM Jun 12, 2019
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and President Trump traveling to Iowa this week touting the implementation of year-round E15. 

The President in Council Bluffs visiting an ethanol plant and talking about the EPA finishing a rule allowing E15 to be sold year-round. EPA cleared the E15 rule the end of May, which allows retailers to have the option to sell E15 blends throughout the whole year. 

Farm Journal Washington Correspondent Jim Wiesemeyer says while the approval is big for the ethanol industry, seeing a huge impact on demand is going to take time.

"This will give a series of retail establishments the confidence now to put in those expensive pumps and wells to purchase E15 year-round," says Wiesemeyer. 

It was in Council Bluffs where the President first promised to approve E15 last fall.  

Not everyone is happy with year-round E15 rules. Reuters reporting the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers is suing to block the expanded sales. It claims the move exceeds the administration's authority.  AFPM has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review the EPA's rule.

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