US governors look forward to ‘robust and healthy relationship’ with Trump’s administration, as they thank him for his support of biofuels

Source: By Biofuels International • Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Three members of the Governor’s Biofuel Coalition sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump thanking him for his repeated statements of support for biofuels and the renewable fuels standard (RFS) during the US presidential campaign.

The letter signed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.

“We are very encouraged that your administration will prioritize economic growth in rural America,” the governors wrote in the letter.

“The nation’s biofuels industry has generated thousands of jobs throughout the nation, and biofuels will continue to grow our state’s economies with your help.

“We look forward to a robust and healthy relationship between your administration, America’s farm families and our nation’s renewable fuels industry. Together with you and Vice President-elect Pence, we can help rural America prosper.”

In a separate statement, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen added: “We thank Governors Pete Ricketts (Nebraska), Terry Branstad (Iowa) and Dennis Daugaard (South Dakota) for reaching out to President-Elect Trump to thank him for his support for biofuels and the RFS, and highlighting our industry’s economic impact that has rippled throughout the nation.

“The President-elect understands the importance of clean, domestic energy resources and the economic power of value-added agriculture. We are confident he will continue to support the RFS and expanded production and use of fuel ethanol during his administration.”