Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement on the EPA’s announced timeline for issuing Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2014 through 2016:
“Farmers and the entire renewable fuel sector in Iowa need a strong and long-term RFS to conduct and grow their businesses. While I am thankful to finally see a path forward on RFS, it is unacceptable the EPA has failed to act for so long.
“The EPA must also get RFS right and not decrease renewable-fuel levels which would negatively impact consumer choice and Iowa’s critical ethanol and biodiesel industries.
“Iowa is a leader in renewable fuels and I will continue to push the EPA to issue strong renewable-fuel standards which encourage investment and innovation."
Senator Ernst previously invited EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Iowa to see how inaction on RFS directly impacts Iowans.
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