Biden hits Trump on RFS

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Biden waded into an ongoing fight between refiners and farmers on Tuesday, releasing a statement that said President Donald Trump “sold out” farmers to the oil industry by granting small refineries exemptions to ethanol blending requirements in the Renewable Fuel Standard, Pro’s Eric Wolff reports. Biden added that the 4 billion gallons in waivers the administration has granted over Trump’s first three years in office “severely cut ethanol production, costing farmers income and ethanol plant workers their jobs.”

The Renewable Fuel Standard marks our bond with our farmers and our commitment to a thriving rural economy,” Biden said in the statement. “Donald Trump doesn’t respect that connection, and he’s thrown it away to the detriment of generations of producers across the Midwest and around the country — many of whom put their trust in him four years ago.”