This week, while meeting with President Trump, Joni Ernst secured a commitment from the president on behalf of farming communities across Iowa that he will personally intervene with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who is overseeing biofuels.
As the Washington Examiner reports:
“Iowa corn farmers could get a boost in a long-running dispute with oil refiners as President Trump pledged to talk to Environmental Protection Agency officials overseeing biofuels requirements on their behalf. Trump said Tuesday during a visit to Iowa that he’ll personally weigh in with EPA officials on dozens of exemption waivers small oil refiners are seeking for prior years of federal biofuels blending requirements. ‘We’ll speak to them. I’ll speak to them. I’ll do it myself,’ Trump said during a visit to Iowa, under pressure from Sen. Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican.” (08/18/20)
“From securing E15 year-round to protecting the RFS against attacks from Big Oil, nobody has done more for Iowa’s farmers and biofuels industry than Senator Joni Ernst, who was born and raised on an Iowa farm and is a part of our community. As we saw, she is literally at the table fighting relentlessly for our farmers and isn’t afraid to push members of both parties for Iowa. Farmers can’t afford to have an out-of-touch executive like Theresa Greenfield. We need a relentless fighter who gets results; we need Joni Ernst.” – Delayne Johnson, CEO of Quad County Corn Processors