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Gov. Ricketts, Midwestern Governors Call on EPA to End E15 Barrier

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined a bipartisan coalition of seven Midwestern Governors calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back a “significant regulatory obstacle” to expanded use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.   


“As governors of ethanol-producing states, we share common goals of eliminating unnecessary regulatory barriers, strengthening the free market, and expanding consumer choice by increasing access to E15 and higher ethanol blends,” wrote the Governors in a letter to the EPA.  “We write to ask you to remove a significant regulatory obstacle that is preventing large-scale availability and use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.”


Governor Ricketts serves as the Vice Chair of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC), and earlier this year testified against proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard on behalf of the State of Nebraska and GBC members.


A full copy of the letter to the EPA from the Governors.
Multi-State E15 RVP Letter.pdf