RFA turns up heat on Trump a year after President visited Iowa ethanol plant


RFA turns up heat on Trump a year after President visited Iowa ethanol plant

The Renewable Fuels Association marked the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s visit to an Iowa ethanol plant by turning up the heat on the White House to better support the biofuels sector. 

CEO Geoff Cooper says RFA is asking the Trump Administration to reject further attempts to grant the oil industry RFS waivers.

“And this goes back to one year ago today, to our discussion with the President at SIRE. We need the Administration to faithfully enforce the Renewable Fuel Standard. And that means adopting the 10th Circuit decision nationwide, and refusing to let the statutory volumes be eroded by small refiner exemptions.”

President Trump visited Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs last June, where he announced that EPA had completed regulatory changes to allow for year-round E15.

RFA sent a letter Thursday asking Trump to do more.

“We are continuing to face a lot of uncertainty and challenges with the RFS and how it is being implemented by EPA, and just wanted to get the President’s attention if possible and let him know that some of the issues we were dealing with a year ago still haven’t been resolved, or have actually gotten worse.”

RFA hosted a call Thursday that also featured the CEO of SIRE, as well as National Corn Growers Association president Kevin Ross.

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