Today, Iowa District 1 Congressman Rod Blum (R) and Iowa District 3 Congressman David Young (R) introduced the House companion to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015 that was originally authored by U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) in the senate. Blum’s office says it would remove the burdensome restrictions placed on the ethanol marketplace by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“It is time for the EPA to stop denying American consumers access to new fuels in the marketplace,” said Blum.“Choice and competition are an integral part of our free market system: consumers deserve the opportunity to choose clean, domestically produced fuel options, and producers and manufacturers should be allowed to innovate within the fuel sector to bring new products to consumers. This bill from Senators Paul and Grassley reduces unnecessary red tape while promoting competition, innovation, and fairness in the energy marketplace, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and the Senate to move this measure forward.”
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