Senators call on EPA to fix proposed RFS rule

Several Midwest Senators have submitted comments to the EPA demanding that the agency fix its proposed RFS rule to account for oil refinery exemptions.

The letters, sent by Senators Grassley and Ernst of Iowa, Fischer of Nebraska, Thune and Rounds of South Dakota, Blunt of Missouri and Braun of Indiana, expressed concerns about the way EPA plans to calculate the reallocation of biofuel gallons lost due to the waivers.

Grassley told reporters this week the EPA needs to implement the deal that was negotiated with President Trump on September 12th.

“I urge the EPA to adjust the proposed supplemental rule to account for actual waived gallons, using hard data from past practice, to provide certainty to the marketplace,” Grassley said. “President Trump made a commitment to Iowa and other biofuel-producing states and I look forward to seeing that promise fulfilled.”

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds also submitted comments on the proposed rule, saying it has created even more uncertainty in the market.

AUDIO: Excerpt from Grassley’s conference call with ag reporters

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