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IRFA’s Monte Shaw discusses Wheeler visit

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited the Iowa State Fair, on Monday, to talk about agriculture issues. One of the glaring issues was over the Renewable Fuels Standard and ethanol.

Audio: Full Interview with IRFA’s Monte Shaw.

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw says the progression on year-round E-15 seems to be in neutral. Shaw says no deals need to be struck with refiners, they already got a deal with waivers.

Shaw says hearing Wheeler say there was no longer a chance of year-round E15 being packaged with export RIN’s was promising.

Shaw says holding year-round E15 back because of possible legal challenges is a waste of time. Shaw says the process will be challenged one way or another, so just get it moving.