Iowa’s Axne blasts Biden over considering oil refiner relief

Source: By Agri-Pulse • Posted: Monday, June 14, 2021

Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa is calling out the Biden administration after hearing he may consider providing relief to oil refiners from Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements. Axne is working to set up a phone call with the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House as soon as possible hopefully by Monday, a congressional aide told Agri-Pulse. A story originally reported by Reuters noted Biden is facing pressure from labor unions and Delaware Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons to offer oil refiners relief. “I unequivocally oppose these efforts and I’m letting the White House know this is unacceptable for Iowa,” Axne tweeted Friday. During the Presidential campaign, Biden touted multiple times how he would roll back small refinery exemptions if elected.