Flores introduces bill to limit RFS ethanol blending obligations

By Erin Voegele | May 20, 2019

Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, recently reintroduced legislation that aims prevent Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations from requiring ethanol to make up more than 9.7 percent of the total volume of gasoline projected to be sold or introduced into commerce in the U.S. for a given calendar year.

Flores reintroduced the bill, titled the “Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2019,” or H.R. 2540, on May 7. It was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. To date, Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt.; Steve Womack, R-Ariz.; and Jim Costa, D-Calif., have signed on to cosponsor the bill.

Flores introduced a similar bill in 2016. 

Additional information on the bill is available on Congress.gov