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Illinois Bill to Encourage E15 Sales to Be Considered by House Committee
On March 1, 2012, the Illinois House Revenue and Finance Committee will consider legislation allowing the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to provide information to gas stations encouraging the stations to offer E15 as an option for customers. The bill also allows the Department to provide information to gas stations on any financial assistance that may be available to subsidize the cost of providing E15-blended fuel to consumers.
The bill was introduced despite the fact that a bill is moving through the U.S. House of Representatives, which would require the National Academy of Sciences to further analyze the effects of E15 on engines and other components before the EPA can permit its sale.