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ACE members urged to press for RVP legislation support during August recess

Sioux Falls, SD (July 21, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement following news that the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee would not vote on a bill (S. 517) that would allow the year-round sale of E15 until after Congress returns from its August recess.

“ACE members appreciate the leadership of Senators Fischer (R-NE) and Donnelly (D-IN) for spearheading bipartisan legislation to extend Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief to E15 and higher ethanol blends, and we won’t give up in the face of obstruction from opponents in the Environment and Public Works Committee. As senators return to their home states during the upcoming August recess, we encourage ACE members press them on the need to whip up enough bipartisan support to eventually enact this legislation.  Meanwhile, ACE also continues to urge EPA Administrator Pruitt to grant RVP relief as the Trump administration takes steps to reduce regulatory burdens on American businesses.”

ACE members can utilize ACE’s Legislative Action Center if they have a Senator on the EPW Committee to encourage them to support the enactment of S. 517.

Here is a link to ACE’s talking points on RVP legislation to allow E15 year-round.

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