WASHINGTON, DC — Following last night’s compromise reached by the United States Congress and President Obama to reopen the federal government, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement:
“I am pleased to see that a deal has been reached to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling. The shutdown resulted in a freeze of many critical government functions, including the 2014 Renewable Fuel Obligation (RVO) rulemaking process and other essential operations at the USDA, EPA and several other federal agencies.
“Additionally, now that the government has reopened, I hope that the Department of Justice as well as the Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) will be able to follow up and investigate the unverified leaked EPA document regarding the 2014 RVO process, and determine if this was an attempt to manipulate markets such as corn futures, ethanol futures and/or RINS markets.
“Furthermore, while no provision was included in the final deal regarding the Farm Bill, I call on Congress to act swiftly to enact a Farm Bill that provides America’s farmers with the certainty they deserve and a strong bioenergy title that will continue to foster growth in the renewable fuels industry.”
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