Feb 27, 2024 | Press Releases

Nunn Leads Iowa Delegation Letter Urging for Year-Round E15 Sales

DES MOINES — U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (IA-03) today led the entire Iowa Congressional Delegation in a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement its rule to approve permanent year-round sales of E15 in 2024, rather than delaying it until 2025. 

 “This delay in permanent, year-round E15 sales punishes American families and farmers who have already faced record inflation, skyrocketing fuel prices, and uncertainty in the market as a result of this Administration’s economic policies,” said the delegation in the letter. “The Administration’s continued delays in its decision-making and implementation date put the hardworking farmers who feed and fuel this nation last.” 

Nearly every other row of corn in Iowa is used to create biofuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 50%. The biofuels industry supports 57,000 jobs in Iowa, reduces prices at the pump, and contributes $7.2 billion to Iowa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Ethanol reduced U.S. crude oil imports by 600 million barrels in 2022. 

Text of the letter can be found at this link.