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GRASSLEY MAY ASK PRUITT TO RESIGN OVER ETHANOL

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley Tuesday said he will ask EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to quit if he continues to undermine President Donald Trump’s commitment to the RFS. After a reporter told the senator that the Trump administration intends to cut back on RFS waivers to oil refineries, Grassley said, “Well, they better or I’m going… read more

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#ETHANOL DEAL IN PLACE?

A compromise reached during a While House meeting Tuesday that included President Donald Trump and senators from various farm and oil-producing states has reportedly produced a way out of the long-simmering fight over the Renewable Fuel Standard. According to multiple reports, the deal includes year-round access to E15 but allows for RIN credits on ethanol… read more

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SENATORS TARGET EPA

A bipartisan group of 13 farm state senators Tuesday sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to stop issuing waivers that allow oil refiners to sidestep biofuels blending obligations. Led by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar, the group also asked the EPA for a list of all refiners who have received the… read more

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BIOFUELS DEBATE

President Trump will gather rivals from the corn and oil industries on Thursday as the administration seeks elusive common ground on reforms to the nation’s renewable fuels standard, which requires refiners to mix biofuels such as corn-based ethanol into their fuel. (Reuters)

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TRUMP ORDERS EPA CHIEF TO BACK RFS

President Donald Trump has reportedly kept a key campaign promise to protect the nation’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), ordering U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to abandon a last-minute proposal to reduce the required volumes for cellulosic, advanced and total biofuels in the RFS next year. Pruitt notified senators that EPA will finalize its RFS rule… read more

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#CORN #ETHANOL FACES ITS LIMITS

Corn ethanol has reached its official limit under the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel program, which means other less-developed, low-carbon fuels will have to step up to fill a 21 billion-gallon gap by 2022. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, which was passed by Congress in 2007, refiners must blend 36 billion gallons of biofuels in… read more

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RFS POPULAR

A majority of likely Iowa caucus-goers in both parties favor the country’s ethanol mandate, despite a push from critics outside of rural America to roll it back, a new Des Moines Register poll shows. 71% of Democrats and 61% of Republicans surveyed back the RFS.

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BOOST BIODIESEL VOLUMES

A bipartisan group of 36 senators want the Environmental Protection Agency to raise the proposed volumes it set for biodiesel production under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. The senators said the EPA’s delays in setting biodiesel volumes led to tremendous uncertainty and hardship for U.S. biodiesel producers.

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RFS HEARING

 Over 250 stakeholders in the Renewable Fuel Standard testified at a public hearing in Kansas City on Thursday, most of them corn farmers and ethanol producers who say the EPA is setting standards lower than the law requires.  

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RFS HEARING

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing in Kansas City, Kansas, on its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2014 through 2016. Farm Bureau members from Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois will be providing in-person testimony at the hearing.

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