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ACE Thanks House Members for Urging the EPA to Prioritize the RFS

Yesterday, a group of House members, who serve as chairs on the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to protect and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including maintaining the blending requirements for 2022, denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs), reversing course on the proposed retroactive cuts to previously finalized…


ACE Supports the Defend the Blend Act

Today the Defend the Blend Act was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and cosponsored by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), bipartisan legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels once they are finalized, including the 2020 RVOs. American…


ACE Reaction to Long-Awaited RFS Announcements

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a package of actions, including proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance years and retrospective volumes for 2020, a plan to implement the 500 million gallons in remanded volumes by the DC Circuit Court in 2017, as well as how the Agency plans to move forward on RFS small…


ACE Stands with Midwest Governors in Working to Ensure Retailers Can Sell E15 Year-Round

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) commended the bipartisan group of Midwestern governors today for their letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, announcing their intention of exploring all options to ensure retailers can continue to sell E15 all year long without interruption and requesting an open a dialogue with EPA to make this happen. In the letter, the governors…


ACE Urges EPA Recognize Ethanol’s Role in Reducing Vehicle GHGs and Improving Fuel Efficiency in Final Rule

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) set forth recommendations today on how the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards can and should place much greater emphasis on improving the quality of liquid fuel and the role low carbon, high octane ethanol can play in making significant GHG reductions in the near-term. Below…


Biofuel and Ag Leaders Oppose EPA Motion to Remand 2018 SREs Without Vacatur

Last night, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union opposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motion to remand but not vacate the 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) the Trump Administration granted in August 2019. The coalition of biofuel and ag leaders is currently…


ACE: EPA’s Year-Round E15 Regulation Legally Defensible

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings today spoke out in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 regulation, which finally allowed year-round E15 availability, and the industry’s efforts to defend the rule. Ahead of oral arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court regarding the lawsuit oil refiners filed to undermine the expansion of E15, Jennings issued the following statement: “EPA’s…


ACE Welcomes EPA Allowing Retailers to Sell E15 Year-Round in Kansas City Metro Region

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President and Market Development Director Ron Lamberty today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that the Agency has approved of the removal of the low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) gasoline requirements in the Kansas City metro area, which now allows for E15 fuel to be sold in the area year-round. Lamberty issued the…


ACE Reaction to Michael Regan’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Sioux Falls, SD (March 10, 2021) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate cast their vote confirming Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “We congratulate Michael Regan on his confirmation to formally lead EPA and look forward to working with him to address the long to-do list he inherits with respect…


Farm, Biofuel Leaders Embrace EPA’s New Position on Tenth Circuit’s Small Refinery Waiver Decision

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is supporting the Tenth Circuit Court’s January 2020 decision in Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA. After careful review of the decision, EPA’s new leadership agrees with both the court and the biofuel litigants that small refinery exemptions were meant to be temporary and that only pre-existing exemptions may be “extended” by…



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