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15 groups seek to bar EPA funding for E15

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) was one of 15 organisations signing a letter to the leadership of the US House of Representatives on 16th February supporting a measure by Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using federal funds to cover EPA costs involved with increasing the amount of ethanol in gasoline from the current 10% to 15%.

The letter to the House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), with copies to all House members, was signed by a wide ranging collection of organisations that frequently hold varying viewpoints on energy and environmental issues.

The signatories

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers: American Bakers Association: American meat Institute: American Petroleum Institute: California Dairies, Inc: Grocery Manufacturers Association: International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association: National Association of Truck Stop Operators: National Chicken Council: National Marine Manufacturers Association: NPRA: National Turkey Federation: Outdoor Power Equipment Failure Institute: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and Specialty Equipment Market Association.

Letter extracts

‘The undersigned organisations urge you to support Congressman John Sullivan’s amendment to HR 1, the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution, to prevent the EPA from using appropriated funds to increase the amount of allowable ethanol content in gasoline to 15% (E15). The amendment is necessary to protect consumers and the environment and deserves your strong support.’

‘Our organisations rarely agree on any public policy issue, but we are united in opposing the premature introduction of E15. Protection of the environment and the nation’s motorists must take precedence over the politics of biofuels. Simply stated, this amendment will call a halt to EPA’s headlong rush to introduce E15 at least until unbiased and independent testing on the impact of E15 on vehicle and off road engines and the environment can be completed. We collectively urge you to support the Sullivan E15 amendment to HR 1 when it is offered this week.’

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