Senator Baldwin Delivers Over $3.5M to Lower Price at the Pump
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced that local gas stations in Wisconsin are receiving over $3.5 million to help increase the availability of homegrown biofuels, cut the cost at the pump, and give Wisconsinites cleaner fuel options. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, funded by the Baldwin-supported Inflation Reduction Act.
“Homegrown biofuels support Wisconsin’s farmers and producers, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and help drive down the price at the pump,” said Senator Baldwin. “I voted for the Inflation Reduction Act to lower costs for Wisconsinites, and these grants will allow local gas stations to upgrade their infrastructure and expand the availability of lower cost, cleaner fuels – all while supporting Wisconsin’s farmers.”
The following Wisconsin businesses received grants:
Bulk Petroleum Corporation – $3,456,000 to create infrastructure to expand the sales and use of renewable fuels. Station locations impacted by this grant are Black River Falls, Cudahy, Green Bay (3 stations), Luxemburg, Milwaukee (2 stations), Oak Creek, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan, Sturgeon Bay, Two Rivers, and Wisconsin Rapids (2 stations).
Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, Inc. – $56,180 to use towards the total cost of eight dispensers in Tomah to give cleaner, more affordable fuel options at gas station pumps.
Senator Baldwin has long championed increasing the use of biofuels to reduce the price at the pump and support Wisconsin’s farmers, producers, and rural communities. Last year, Senator Baldwin successfully pushed the Biden administration to allow E15 fuel to be sold during the summer months.