Governors Write Trump Regarding RFS


governorsFour ethanol-state governors are expressing concerns regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard to President Donald Trump.

In a letter, Monday, the governors of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota, told the president they were concerned about “where the EPA’s proposed implementation of RFS policy is heading,” and its impact on farmers and the rural economy. The four Republicans urged the president to keep his campaign promises to rural America to support the RFS.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a request for additional comments on reducing previously finalized volumes required by the RFS program and on using waiver authorities to further reduce biodiesel volumes.

The National Biodiesel Board echoed the comments from the letter, saying the latest proposed cuts to the RFS volumes threaten jobs in rural America, along with hurting companies that have invested to comply with the RFS, and undermines energy security goals of the RFS program.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.