IRFA Calls for Midwest Solution for Year-Round E15 Following Supreme Court Appeal Denial

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not take up Growth Energy’s appeal of the D.C. Circuit Court decision that struck down EPA’s year-round E15 rule. In response, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw made the following statement:

“Coupled with inaction by Congress to pursue a legislative fix, today’s decision by the Supreme Court to not review the E15 decision, while disappointing, underlines the need for states like Iowa to act to ensure E15 can be sold all year. It is now clear that no timely federal solution is coming. Therefore, it is time for a Midwest solution for year-round E15. We appreciated that eight Midwest governors, led by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, have already reached out to EPA to inquire about taking action at the state level. IRFA will do all we can to support the governors in taking the next steps to implement a Midwest solution so that consumers continue to have access to cleaner-burning E15 all year.”

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4.5 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 11 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 410 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: