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Tuesday June 26, 2018

Dustin Vande Hoef       
515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell)

 
 

Proposed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) levels

 

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing a draft rule proposing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) levels for conventional, advanced and cellulosic biofuels for 2019 and biodiesel for 2020. More detail on the EPA’s proposal can be found at https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/proposed-volume-standards-2019-and-biomass-based-diesel-volume-2020.

Naig’s statement follows here:
“While in general the numbers included in the EPA proposal look positive, the concern remains about how the EPA and Administrator Pruitt will enforce the requirements. The granting of small refinery waivers undermines the law and has reduced demand for ethanol by more than 2 billion gallons. I also continue to advocate for year round sales of E15 as a way to reduce costs and give customers additional choices at the pump. A strong and effective RFS is critically important to Iowa. Iowa farmers have faced five straight years of declining farm income and need the EPA to follow through on President Trump’s commitment to support the renewable fuels industry.”

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