Today, Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-01) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcing retroactive cuts to Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) levels for 2020.
“Today is the day President Biden has abandoned Iowa’s family farmers and biofuels producers. Disregarding deadlines and changing finalized mandates is a slap in the face to Iowa’s family farmers and is in complete contrast to President Biden’s campaign promises to support biofuels–promises that we now know to be lies and lip service.
“While I am extremely disappointed by this action, I’m not surprised. In preparation for this, I recently introduced the bipartisan Defend the Blend Act, a bill to prohibit the EPA from retroactively reducing RVO levels that have already been finalized, leading to government-induced instability in our agriculture and biofuel markets. We must pass my legislation right away to provide the certainty to Iowa’s biofuels community that the Biden Administration is destroying.” -Congresswoman Ashley Hinson