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Rep. Randy Feenstra (IA-04), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, the Energy, Climate, and Conservation Task Force, and the House Biofuels Caucus, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) that severely undercut the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):

“The Biden administration’s decision to retroactively slash biofuel blending requirements and propose the largest RFS reduction in history is extremely disappointing. It directly harms the 40,000+ folks who work in Iowa’s biofuels industry – not to mention the thousands of crop growers who rely on the market to make a living. 57% of Iowa corn grown is used to produce ethanol. Further, the pandemic aid – which the administration originally announced in March – is long overdue and a weak attempt to gloss over their attack on the RFS.

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“The Biden administration is embracing electric vehicles and oil while leaving farmers and biofuel producers behind, even though ethanol and biodiesel provide cleaner and more affordable options for consumers. For an administration focused on climate change and gas prices, this is the absolute height of hypocrisy.

“You reap what you sow, and right now President Biden is sowing disdain and mistrust among folks across Iowa and America’s heartland.”

Author: Press Release

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