Despite SCOTUS setback, there are still multiple paths for year-round E15
A biofuels group says there are alternate routes to higher blends of ethanol despite a recent roadblock from the nation’s highest court.
Joe Kakesh is the General Counsel with Growth Energy and says they will continue to work with EPA to create industry-friendly regulations. “To create fairness and parody between E10 and E15 as well. We’re continuing to explore those with EPA and try to understand its position for the rule-making and the timing to make it happen.”
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it will not take up Growth Energy’s petition that would’ve expanded sales of E15 year-round.
Growth Energy filed a petition in October against a ruling that said EPA acted outside of its authority when granting the year-round waiver in 2019.
Kakesh tells Brownfield another option to ensure year-round sales of E15 is through legislation. “There two bills that are still alive in the Senate and House,” Kakesh says. “Bipartisan legislation to correct the statute in a sense to make it clear that RVP waiver should be extended to E15 year-round.”
Kakesh said the Court didn’t offer a reason why it turned down the petition.