7/2/2020
Growth Energy Welcomes House Opposition to Retroactive Biofuel Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today welcomed a letter from 32 House lawmakers calling on the White House to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject retroactive oil industry exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Rural communities are done playing regulatory games with the oil industry,” said Emily Skor. “We’ve […]

6/30/2020
Growth Energy Applauds Update to Iowa Tax Differential for Biofuel Blends

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, today welcomed enactment of legislation extending and modernizing Iowa tax incentives for higher biofuel blends. Signed today by Governor Kim Reynolds, the new law reduces the per-gallon excise tax on E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends through 2026. “The tax update offers a welcome source of market certainty […]

6/30/2020
House Climate Action Report Recognizes Biofuels as a Solution to Decarbonizing Transportation Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued an action plan to build a clean energy economy in the U.S. Growth Energy appreciates the Committee’s inclusion of biofuels as an important component of a comprehensive plan to decarbonize the transportation sector. “The evidence is clear that biofuels offer […]

6/29/2020
Growth Energy Champions Ethanol Blends in EPA Update to Fuel Regs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley submitted written comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed “Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule.” On behalf of the nation’s largest renewable fuel organization, Bliley welcomed the agency’s efforts to “reduce burdensome and duplicative requirements on fuels” while cautioning […]

6/29/2020
Growth Energy Cheers Governors’ Biofuels Coalition Opposition to Gap Year Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today thanked the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, which issued a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The governors noted, “Approving prior-year SREs in this manner ignores the court’s decision and congressional intent and will severely […]

6/25/2020
Growth Energy Thanks Senate Leaders for Rejecting Retroactive Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked 16 senators, led by Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who drafted a bipartisan letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejecting retroactive oil industry exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In their letter, the senators note, “These petitions should […]

6/24/2020
Growth Energy Submits Comments on Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted comments to the record for today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which aims to accelerate innovations in climate-friendly farming. “With many states and localities increasingly exploring public policy options to lower carbon emissions, the use of biofuels can immediately contribute […]

6/18/2020
Growth Energy Condemns Oil Industry Plan to Rewrite History

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under mounting pressure from rural lawmakers and industry champions led by Growth Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today confirmed its consideration of 52 new so-called ‘gap-filing’ exemptions from the nation’s biofuel laws. According to the agency’s newly updated dashboard, oil companies have requested retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) covering periods as […]

6/17/2020
Growth Energy Lauds Bill to Streamline Pathways for Low-Carbon Biofuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) for introducing legislation to reduce Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delays in the approval of applications to produce advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “We applaud Senators Thune and Shaheen for working on a bipartisan basis to […]

6/12/2020
Growth Energy Welcomes Bill to Clarify Sanitizer Regs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) for introducing legislation designed to offer greater certainty for ethanol producers on the guidance’s duration from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the production of hand sanitizer. The legislation would extend FDA’s guidance for two years, with an automatic extension of […]


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