Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today following her November 14th testimony before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. The subject of the hearing was “Strengthening Transparency and Accountability within the Environmental Protection Agency.” Congressman Sensenbrenner questioned Administrator McCarthy on E15.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “There have been several tests highlighting E15’s harmful effects on engines, but they have all been dismissed by the EPA. However, I am encouraged that Administrator McCarthy feels “additional research that’s done credibly and transparent is always welcome,” because my bill requires just that. Americans using gas-powered machinery should not be put in danger due to faulty fuel that has not been adequately vetted. I expect a timely response from Administrator McCarthy and encourage her to endorse H.R. 875.”

Congressman Sensenbrenner introduced H.R. 875, which would repeal the EPA’s waiver decision approving the use of E15 and the authority of the agency to grant further decisions until the EPA seeks an independent scientific analysis.