POET Weighs In On EPA Allowing 8 States Year-Round E15

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — The company that runs the Ashton ethanol plant has weighed in on the news about the EPA granting year-round access to E15 in eight states.

POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, released a statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule granting the request made by eight Midwestern states to allow year-round access to E15. The states include Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. While the request was at the national level, the year-round access was only granted to fuel providers in these eight states.

Joshua Shields, POET Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs says “POET is grateful to the Midwestern governors who continue to champion year-round E15 in their respective states. He says, “E15 reduces America’s reliance on foreign oil, cuts emissions, and lowers prices at the pump, and we’ve never needed all three more urgently as a nation. However, truly maximizing the benefits of E15 will require repealing outdated and unnecessary federal restrictions. A waiver for E15 this summer is an important next step, but Americans ultimately deserve a permanent nationwide fix guaranteeing the freedom to access E15 year-round in all 50 states.”


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