Grassley takes RFS concerns to Regan in private phone call

Source: By Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse • Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

A top biofuels proponent on Capitol Hill spoke with the leader of the Biden administration’s governance of the industry Monday and says he received a commitment to grow the industry. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Tuesday that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan committed to him that the administration has expansion of the sector in mind despite industry concerns about last week’s biofuel mandate volume targets. “He wants to see continued growth of biofuels and advanced biofuels including beyond 2023,” Grassley said of a commitment Regan offered during their conversation. “You’re giving us this positive view about the next few years, I said ‘Can I take your statement and use it as a benchmark that you’re going to live up to, and I want to measure you by it?’ And he said yes, I could. So that’s the best I’ve got to go by.”