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Midwestern states continue battle with EPA over E15 regulations

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The general counsel for Growth Energy says the U.S. EPA’s delayed action on year-round E15 sales has reached a tipping point for Midwestern states.

Joe Kakesh tells Brownfield Attorneys General in Iowa and Nebraska recently filed a motion for summary judgment to urge EPA to publish regulations promptly since the agency is nearly two years behind schedule.

“Iowa and Nebraska did what they’re entitled to do,” he said, “which is to bring suit in court to force the issue of EPA’s failure to act and to get some relief from the courts on that deadline.”

In April of 2022, eight Midwestern governors asked EPA to allow E15 sales and the Clean Air Act required the agency to comply within 90 days.

Midwestern states continue battle with EPA over E15 regulations