Reps. Green, Ryan call on feds to waive reformulated gas mandates in Wisconsin
With gas prices reaching record levels around the state, reps say Wisconsin motorists should have access to the cheapest gasoline possible
WASHINGTON – With gas prices topping the $3 mark in several parts of the state, U.S. Reps. Mark Green (R-Green Bay) and Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday asking for an immediate waiver of reformulated gas requirements in Wisconsin – a move they said would allow Wisconsin motorists to use cheaper, conventional gasoline rather than the more expensive specialized seasonal blends.
“Gas prices are spiraling out of control, and thousands of Wisconsin drivers are being left in the dust,” Green said. “If steps aren’t taken now to stabilize prices at the pump it’s going to be a long, long summer. The EPA has the power to provide immediate relief to Wisconsinites by waiving our reformulated gas requirements and giving folks access to the cheapest gas possible.”
“Soaring gas prices are hitting drivers and businesses hard across the nation, but Wisconsinites bear an even heavier burden because of the unique blend of reformulated gas certain areas are required to use during the summer months. A waiver makes sense to help address this layer of the gas price problem. The bottom line is: boutique fuels translate to higher gas prices and this must be fixed,” Ryan said.
Since arriving in Congress, Green and Ryan have taken many steps to combat high gas prices, including: