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Ethanol Lobby to White House: Biofuel Rule Rollback Won't Lower Gas Prices

  • Group says easing biofuel mandate would boost gasoline prices
  • White House is considering options to lower gas pump costs
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The ethanol industry warns the Biden administration that rolling back national biofuel blending rules to lower gasoline prices would be a big mistake.

“We were shocked to learn that one of the potential actions reportedly being discussed by the White House is ‘relaxing mandates to mix gasoline with biofuels’,” Renewable Fuels Association CEO Geoff Cooper wrote to Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council.