Trump Directs EPA to Back Away from RFS Proposals

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

epaBloomberg reports the White House has told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand down on proposals that biofuels advocates say threaten the Renewable Fuel Standard. The news comes after Iowa Republican Governor Kim Reynolds spoke with President Trump Wednesday morning over the phone before a planned meeting between the two next week.

Reynolds said she made the case for a robust RFS.

Reynolds believes President Trump will follow through on his campaign promises to back the RFS.

Just hours after their conversation Wednesday morning, the Trump administration reportedly instructed the EPA to back away from two proposals, one that would reduce biodiesel requirements and another that would allow exported renewable fuel to count toward domestic quotas. Meanwhile, some farm-state Senators had threatened to not back a Trump EPA nominee, unless the President pulled back the proposals.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.