Press Release: Update 1: Trump Will Stand by Ethanol Industry-Republican Iowa Senator
(Reuters/ Successful Farming) … Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said on Twitter on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump told him he is “pro ethanol” and will stand by a campaign promise to support the ethanol industry.
“He assured me he’s pro ethanol” and “I’m free” to tell the people of Iowa “he’s standing by his campaign PROMISE,” Grassley said in a Tweet.
Grassley previously called the plan a “mixed bag,” praising the agency’s targets for conventional ethanol use while criticizing the plan to cut requirements for advanced biofuels.
Biofuel producers and agricultural states like Iowa have been concerned that the EPA may cave to pressure from the oil industry to ease the burden of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE