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Governors' Biofuels Coalition
NEWS UPDATE January 13, 2020

To:                  State Representatives


From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director


Subject:           Monthly Conference Call Agenda


The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for this Friday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. CT (11:00 ET, 9:00 MT, and 8:00 PT).  Please call 712-775-7270 and enter code 998717# to join the call.  We’ll discuss the following topics during our call:


Economic Health of the Nation’s Ethanol Industry — Scott Irwin, University of Illinois (invited)

            ADM closer to possible ethanol exit, Bloomberg

ADM’s move to spin off ethanol assets speaks to industry’s woes, Reuters

Bad news abroad for biofuel makers, Politico


Update: Governors’ Aromatics Initiative — Larry Pearce

            Senate and House meetings week of February 3

            DRAFT House and Senate Sign-on Letter

GBC Aromatics Letter to President Trump (11-21-19)


Draft E30 Letters to Governors in Ethanol Producing States and State E30 Demonstration Projects Larry Pearce, Sarah Caswell


E30 Governors Draft


Washington UpdateLarry Pearce


New Small Refinery Exemptions


EPA Receives 16 Requests for 2019 Small-Refinery Exemptions, Progressive Farmer


U.S. Government Accountability Office will review the Trump administration’s use of small refiner exemptions


Congressional watchdog to review Trump administration’s use of biofuel waivers, Reuters


U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review EPA’s Failure to Consider Point of Obligation to Fuel Blenders


SCOTUS Asked to Consider RFS, Progressive Farmer

Refiners appeal RFS ruling, E&E



Next call at 10:00 CT, 11:00 ET, and 8:00 PT on Friday, February 21, 2020

Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.