It has been a wild few weeks with regards to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and biofuels in general. An agreement on fixing demand destruction was negotiated. The deal was announced. The deal was celebrated. The deal was reneged on. And so on, and so on. Now, White House documents are backing up claims made by Iowa biofuels groups.
Last week when a group of biofuels supporters held a press conference calling out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for going against an agreement that had been negotiated, the EPA responded by saying these groups were, “not accurate.” Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Director Monte Shaw says documents now show it is the EPA who is not being honest.
Shaw says these are exactly the claims the EPA disputed when the Iowa groups made them last week.
Shaw says this is the whole problem they are having with the EPA, and this goes back to when Scott Pruitt was in charge. The EPA, under the Trump Administration, has been “misleading at best”, about their intentions. Shaw asks how can the biofuels industry trust EPA to do the right thing when they have a track record of never living up to the promises they make?
Shaw is urging farmers to make their voice heard to the Trump Administration and their elected officials.
The full interview with Monte Shaw will be coming up, this weekend, on Weekend Ag Matters.