NCGA Thanks Sen. Nelson for Job-Saving Ethanol Amendments

Immediate Release
March 11, 2011

The National Corn Growers Association today thanked Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) for filing amendments to undo two anti-ethanol provisions in the House passed version of the Continuing Resolution. Sen. Nelson's amendments would remove two amendments authored by Reps. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) and Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).

"We appreciate Senator Nelson standing up for ethanol," NCGA President Bart Schott said. "E15 is a tested and approved fuel blend for most cars on the roads today, and we encourage the Senate to pass the Nelson amendments and help improve energy security at a time of high oil prices and turbulence in the Mideast and North Africa."

The Sullivan amendment would stop funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement a regulation that increases the ethanol content in gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent. The Flake amendment would prevent federal funds from being used for ethanol storage facilities or the blender pumps that would be used to provide consumers access to prepare fuel with a higher ethanol content.

March 17, 2010 1:55 PM
On the road to North Platte, Shooters tonite! Happy St Pattys Day!