Oil Industry Says Administration Playing Politics with Ethanol Rules

Posted September 12, 2014 at 5:15am

Fuel Fix reports that “an oil industry trade group unveiled its latest attack ads on the nation’s renewable fuels policy, accusing the Obama administration of ‘playing politics’ with a mandate to blend more ethanol into gasoline.”  

“The American Petroleum Institute said Thursday it fears the Environmental Protection Agency will boost ethanol requirements to help a Democrat locked in a close U.S. Senate race in Iowa — a corn-growing state that benefits from the mandate because most U.S. ethanol is made from corn.”  

“U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, an Iowa Democrat running to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, last month sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget urging the administration to reconsider plans announced earlier this year to roll back the blending requirements.”