Raymond Defenbaugh is a founding member, president, CEO, and chairman of Big River Resources, LLC with facilities in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He serves as president of Big River Resources Cooperative, board member of Absolute Energy, LLC, U.S. Grains Council director, and Ethanol A-Team and Agri-Business Coalition for Foreign Market Development through the Grains Council, a National Grain and Feed Association member, and has served on their board. He is also president of the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association and a member of the Renewable Fuels Association Executive Committee. In addition, Defenbaugh is the director and vice president of the Urban Air Initiative and active in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE).

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There's no link between the Renewable Fuel Standard and increased land usage, and no link to increased risk to endangered species. What there is a link to is lower emissions — a reduction of 589 million metric tons over the first decade of implementation. https://t.co/FNo7vKolET

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Thank you to @SenAmyKlobuchar, @SenStabenow, @SenatorDurbin, @RonWyden, @SenDuckworth, @SenSherrodBrown, @SenatorBennet, @maziehirono, and @SenTinaSmith for supporting our industry, and for working to ensure that @EPA gets its biofuels fix right! klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.c…

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"In the absence of a causal link between the RFS and land use change―and in particular land conversion from grassland, wetland, or forest to corn and soy―there can be no causal link between the RFS and impacts to terrestrial species due to loss or degradation of habitat.”

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A claim is going around that the RFS puts endangered species at risk, and one of its fundamental flaws is it hinges on the false notion that we're using more cropland for food, livestock feed, and biofuels. As we've established, this just isn't true. growthenergy.org/2019/12/04/rep…

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