Governor Reynolds: ‘I’m going to hold the President to what he said’

Source: By Ken Anderson, Brownfield • Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says she expects President Trump to stand behind the deal he made with biofuels advocates

Reynolds told reporters the language contained in the proposal released by EPA this week is not what was agreed to in meetings with President Trump and other administration officials. The deal, Reynolds says, was for 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be blended annually.

“I’m going to hold the President to what he said and I’m going to hold the EPA accountable to follow through with what the deal actually was,” Reynolds says. “And in the interim, we’ll see if we can’t come up with some language, or something that we can implement in the 30-day process, that will help clarify that.”

Reynolds says White House and EPA officials have assured her that blending goals will be met under the proposal—but she’s still not convinced.

“We’re having to put a lot faith into the EPA—and they’ve let us down multiple times,” she says.