Corn states to EPA: Time to deliver

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019

CORN STATES TO EPA: TIME TO DELIVER: Corn state senators are keeping up the pressure on both EPA and Trump to ensure that refiners blend the full 15 billion gallons of ethanol into the nation’s fuel supply. EPA surprised corn-staters with its proposed supplemental rule for the 2020 blending requirements, which ethanol producers say does not conform to what they expected. Seven senators filed comments with EPA today making that point, and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley added in a tweet Thursday evening, “EPA Dir Wheeler needs 2keep Pres Trump’s promise He does not want 2make a liar out of the Pres.”

Rounds takes Midwestern approach: Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) had lunch with Trump Thursday. “I appreciated the opportunity to talk to him about the shortcomings of the EPA’s proposed rule on the RFS,” Rounds tweeted. “Glad he re-confirmed his commitment to assuring 15 billion gallons of ethanol is blended into gasoline annually.”