Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action : Biofuels Digest


In Washington, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who are counting on EPA to uphold the President’s commitments to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

“Renewable fuels are critical to achieving energy independence in the United States and play an important role in Iowa’s economy,” the delegation wrote. “Across Iowa, cooperatives and renewable fuel plants dot the landscape. We invite you to visit Iowa and look forward to working with you.”

The letter discussed the delegation’s concern about the number of small refinery “hardship” waivers issued in 2016 and 2017. The delegation also asked Acting Administrator Wheeler to reconsider the proposed rule and to account for any waived RFS obligations so they do not reduce the overall level of renewable fuels blended.

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