Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is glad E-15 will be available through the summer driving season. “It’s an incredible market for Minnesota and an opportunity to lower fuel costs. It also reduces carbon emissions. None of us made the claim biofuels are the solution to everything, but they’re a darn good piece of what we can do as we bridge toward a more carbon-free future,” said Walz. “On April 1, we sent a letter asking the White House to make this decision. I think it bodes well for producers and prices at the pump. There will be complaints that using E-15 over the summer months maybe adds on the emission side of things, but I think what Minnesotans recognize is the gas price increases have a big impact on family budgets.” Walz told the Red River Farm Network he would like to see a more permanent fix for year-round E-15. “It won’t happen overnight, but I hope there’s a solution out there.”
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