CEI Joins Coalition Opposing E15 Amendment to the Farm Bill

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Dear Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow,
On behalf of our combined members and supporters across the country, our groups join together to alert you to our opposition to attaching the Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act, S. 517 to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. As currently drafted, the bill would waive rules to allow for the sale of gasoline that is blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) year round. The waiver would exempt E15 from environmental standards that apply to competing fuels, giving ethanol a further unfair advantage in an already distorted marketplace.
Putting more corn ethanol into the fuels market is not the way to provide consumers with more fuel choice. Instead lawmakers should look to reform the broken Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The current RFS corn ethanol mandate creates an artificial demand for ethanol greatly distorting the marketplace and burdening businesses, agricultural interests, the

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