President Trump urged to uphold biofuels promise

A broad coalition of biofuel and farm advocates this week sent a letter to the White House calling on President Donald Trump to fix a flawed proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA proposal on biofuels, according to the coalition, "fails in its mission to reinvigorate farm economies and reopen biofuel plants across America's heartland."

The letter was signed by 60 organizations, including the Renewable Fuels Association. It notes that the EPA's draft plan undermines the administration's commitment to restore integrity to the Renewable Fuel Standard and accurately account for biofuel demand destroyed by small refinery exemptions.

The groups state that the flawed proposal “swaps out a critical component of the SRE remedy sought by farmers and,” and instead proposes to recover only those gallons previously recommended for exemption by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The National Corn Growers Association says to the President, "The proposal - as written - will not provide the relief we believe you are seeking."

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