WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked rural America’s top elected leaders for their ongoing efforts to restore demand for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In letters from seven U.S. senators and the governor of Iowa, these leaders from across the heartland submitted formal comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding the agency accurately account for the loss of biofuel demand created by the misuse of refinery exemptions.
“The EPA must honor President Trump’s commitment to fully restore vital markets for American farmers and biofuel workers,” said Skor. “We’re deeply grateful to our champions across the heartland who continue to make it clear that we can no longer afford to play regulatory games with EPA while biofuel plants continue to close their doors. We need a real fix based on actual gallons lost, and we need it now.”
The letters from Senators Grassley, Ernst, Fischer, Thune, Rounds, Blunt, and Braun and Governor Reynolds echoed Growth Energy’s testimony last week during a public hearing on the EPA’s proposed supplemental rule for 2020 biofuel targets.
Read the comments submitted by elected officials here:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a request for information on biofuel infrastructure priorities, seeking feedback from stakeholders on a key element of president’s promise to expand markets for higher ethanol blends like E15. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement: “We appreciate the USDA’s outreach, and we look forward to sharing our insights on efforts […]
Ray was the founding member of Big River Resources and a longtime Growth Energy Board member. We are all better off for knowing him and our community will feel this loss deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff on this difficult day. You will be missed, Ray.
To those of us within it, the ethanol industry often feels like a big family. Today that entire family mourns the loss of one of our own, Ray Defenbaugh. We will always remember his relentless spirit — his honesty, optimism, humor, and especially his fierce, fierce loyalty.