Senators Hoeven and Cramer promote legislation to allow year-round sale of E15

(Fargo, ND) -- U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer joined other senators Tuesday in reintroducing the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2023. The legislation would permit the year-round, nationwide sale of ethanol blends higher than 10%. Cramer says the bill would end "years of regulatory uncertainty" and prevent a "patchwork of uneven state regulations".

“North Dakota consumers and producers deserve regulatory consistency, and allowing the year-round sale of E15 is a great place to start. This bill gives Americans across the country more choices and stabilizes the market so North Dakota’s ethanol producers can meet the demand,” said Senator Cramer.

Earlier this month, Senator Cramer and a bipartisan group of colleagues sent President Biden a letter emphasizing the year-round sale of E15 would help lower costs for consumers and increase opportunities for corn and ethanol producers.

U.S. Senator John Hoeven also helped introduce the legislation.

“Our legislation is about ensuring a consistent regulatory approach to the sale of E15 across our nation, providing certainty to our agriculture and biofuel producers and giving travelers more options at the pump,” said Senator Hoeven.