Today, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In response to the nomination, Growth Energy CEO, Emily Skor, issued the following statement:

“We congratulate Mr. Pruitt on his nomination and look forward to working with him to carry out President-elect Trump’s strong commitments to protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard and ending restrictions to getting more ethanol into our fuel supply.

“America’s ethanol industry worked hard to help bring President-elect Trump to the White House and continues to support his dedication to ensuring home-grown domestic energy security.”

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"Biofuels like ethanol are critical to meeting carbon reduction goals today and well into the future." -- Growth Energy CEO @EmilySkor. Tell Congress to put an end to the oil industry's efforts to limit consumer access to higher blends of renewable fuels: p2a.co/if7oBKL https://t.co/MFDWgxbCEs

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Biofuels like ethanol reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% compared to gasoline. Period. Tell your representative in Congress you want lower emissions, cleaner air, and to pass legislation restoring year-round sales of E15: p2a.co/if7oBKL https://t.co/TrFIs9fIF3

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.@GovHolcomb understands the importance of biofuels to Hoosier farmers and our country's economy. Thank you for your support -- and congrats on receiving an American Ethanol racing helmet from the Indiana Ethanol Producers Association! https://t.co/nfz3qtKbzS

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@SenJoniErnst @SenAmyKlobuchar @USDA @SenDuckworth @SenatorFischer We're calling on Congress to include both of these initiatives in any infrastructure package.

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