U.S. Congress Introduces Bill to Prohibit E15 Sales


DON’T DELAY! Please contact your member of Congress to request support for HR 1315.  Use the following button to identify your Congressional District Representative.  Choose only “Federal” under the menu “Select the level you wish to search” to be directed to the lawmaker’s contact information.  Do not reach out to your Senators on this bill:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • Ethanol can cause metal corrosion and dissolve certain plastics and rubbers, especially in older vehicles that were not constructed with ethanol-compatible materials.
  • HR 1315 would eliminate the unrealistic mandates imposed under the RFS such as requiring refiners to blend 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022. 
  • HR 1315 would prohibit the sale of E15 gas in order to meet artificial RFS deadlines.  
  • HR 1315 would protect older vehicles from the risks posed by E15.

Overview: Legislation (HR 1315) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the sale of E15 (gasoline that is 15% ethanol), capping the amount of ethanol that can be blended into conventional gasoline at 10%.  The bill also eliminates the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) mandate that requires 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol be blended into the U.S. fuel supply each year.  Ethanol, especially in higher concentrations such as E15, can cause damage to older vehicles.