Sen. Grassley Comments on Pending Biofuel Deal

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) answered a number of reporter questions about how President Trump will address the small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard in a way that will address concerns of farmers and biofuel producers.

During a call with reporters, Sen. Grassley said the biofuel industry demands are very simple. “We want 15 billion gallons to be 15 billion gallons…so that means basically you can waive all you want to waive for small refineries, just make sure we get 15 billion gallons.”

Grassley talked about meeting with President Trump last week along with other Midwest lawmakers to discuss a fix for the problems that an additional 31 small refinery waivers have caused for the biofuels industry. Grassley believes EPA is getting details of a plan on paper but he won’t “cheer it until he sees it.”

Listen to Grassley answer reporters’ questions about the issue.
Sen. Grassley press call 9-17-19

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