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Midwest governors push to preserve RFS

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Midwest governors this week thanked the United States’ top elected official for continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The governors also urged President Trump to reject proposals aimed at weakening the federal program.

Governors Kim Reynolds (R-IA), Eric Holcomb (R-IN), Eric Greitens (R-MO), Pete Ricketts (R-NE) and Dennis Daugaard (R-SD) Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump. The letter urged President Trump to reject proposals designed to weaken or waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which the five governors believe is a “key pillar of the farm economy.”

Governor Reynolds states, “The purpose of the RFS is to grow the demand for biofuels while driving the industry to innovate. Any effort to undermine the RFS, including putting a cap on RINs, would be devastating for Iowa farmers and Iowa’s economy.

The Office of the Governor notes Reynolds has long been an outspoken proponent of biofuels, along with all renewable fuel sources. Reynolds also serves as chair of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition.

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