Sorghum Producers Applaud E15 Waiver Announcement
WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2023)—National Sorghum Producers Chairman Craig Meeker, a sorghum farmer from Wellington, Kansas, made the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan’s announcement today the agency will approve an emergency waiver to allow the sale of E15, a fuel blend made with 15 percent ethanol, during the summer driving season.
“The sale of E15 is good for not only American sorghum farmers and ethanol producers but also the American consumer. Sorghum made into climate-friendly ethanol gives consumers access to home-grown, cleaner fuel that will help lower the price at the pump for everyone. We appreciate Administrator Regan and the Biden Administration for acknowledging these benefits and encourage the EPA pursue a permanent fix to E15, eliminating unnecessary restrictions that support a pathway to greater energy independence and security for our nation.”
NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit www.sorghumgrowers.com.