Congress Introduces Bills to End Corn Ethanol Mandate
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Ethanol can cause metal corrosion and dissolve certain plastics and rubbers, especially in older vehicles that were not constructed with ethanol-compatible materials.
H.R. 5212/S. 2519 phases out corn ethanol mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and caps the amount of ethanol that is blended into our gas supply at 9.7%.
H.R. 5212/S. 2519 would reduce E15 gas sales in order to meet artificially high mandates under the RFS.
- The bills protect older vehicles from the risks posed by E15.
Overview: Legislation (H.R. 5212/S. 2519) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to cap the amount of ethanol that’s required to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply at 9.7%. The bills phase out the federal government’s ethanol mandates by reducing the amount of corn ethanol blended into gasoline by 2 billion gallons a year until the mandate is eliminated in 2030. The EPA has turned to sales of E15 (15% ethanol blended into gasoline) to achieve the law’s artificial mandate. Ethanol, especially in higher concentrations such as E15, can cause damage to older vehicles.