POET To New EPA Administrator: Let’s Get To Work

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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SIOUX FALLS, SD (March 10, 2021) – POET is ready to get to work on a new partnership following the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Michael Regan as the 16th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under his leadership, EPA will play a key role in helping the Biden administration tackle climate change, address environmental injustice and effectively implement the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Joshua Shields, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications at POET released the following statement on Administrator Regan’s confirmation:

“It’s a new day at the EPA. We look forward to working with Administrator Regan to combat the climate crisis and reduce toxic vehicle emissions, improving the air in all of our communities, especially urban areas. As the Biden Administration looks for solutions to build back better and cleaner, biofuels, like E15, are a fuel option that’s ready today and will reduce harmful emissions poisoning the air and warming our planet. There’s no single solution to solve the climate crisis but POET looks forward to working with Administrator Regan to effectively implement the RFS, which is the nation’s most successful renewable fuel policy to date and work on additional ways biofuels can clean up our transportation fleet on the road today.”

E15 can play an immediate role in lowering emissions from vehicles already on the road. A new paper details seven policies the Biden administration can enact within the first 100 days by encouraging the use of E15: an accessible and affordable fuel that can reduce emissions in 245 million cars, trucks and SUVs. The emissions reductions from shifting to E15 nationwide are equivalent to removing 3.8 million vehicles from the road each year.

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