Bustos Applauds Long Overdue Final Rule for Year-Round E15

MOLINE – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of both the House Appropriations and Agriculture Committees – released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their final rule to implement year-round E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol. “After years of fighting for year-round E15, today’s announcement is welcome […]

Bustos Strengthens Waterways in Energy & Water Appropriations Bill

With Critical Bustos Provisions Included, Energy & Water Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor for Final Passage WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass a comprehensive Energy and Water funding bill out of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. This piece of legislation will now head to the House floor for final passage. Congresswoman […]

Bustos Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal for 2019. The EPA’s announcement maintains current requirements for biofuels such as ethanol and slightly raises the levels for biodiesel. Unfortunately, it did absolutely nothing to close a glaring loophole that is undercutting biofuels and hurting American […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Trump Administration Undermining Farmers with Weakened and Unpredictable Renewable Fuel Standard Rules

A year and a half into the Trump Administration and they still haven’t kept their promise to protect hardworking ethanol producers WASHINGTON – Today, following a closed door White House meeting between President Trump, E.P.A. Director Scott Pruitt, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and four Republican Senators, it’s become clear that the Trump Administration still has […]