WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) is supporting a series of bipartisan initiatives to unleash clean, American biofuels to address the ongoing energy prices crisis.
“We should be using every tool at our disposal to restore American energy independence. Increasing the use and production of homegrown biofuels is good for rural America and it will help to lower costs for hardworking families across the country. I will continue to push for Congress and the Biden administration to leverage all forms of domestic energy production to tackle this inflation crisis head on,” said Senator Fischer.
Senator Fischer has cosponsored the Home Front Energy Independence Act, which would put into law a ban on Russian oil imports. The bill couples that ban with increasing the use and production of biofuel from America’s heartland. Specifically, the new legislation contains Senator Fischer’s Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act that would make E15 available year-round. Other provisions in the bill would establish an E15 and Biodiesel Tax Credit, direct EPA to finalize their E15 labeling rule, and provide for biofuel infrastructure and compatibility for fuel retailers.
Read the full text of the bill here.
Senator Fischer has also joined a bipartisan letter urging President Biden to take additional actions to permit the year-round sale of E15 fuel in order to reduce the United States’ reliance on foreign sources of energy. In the letter, the senators reiterate that American biofuels are a clean and reliable energy solution that will help drive down fuel costs for consumers who are facing record-high prices at the pump.