BUSTOS SLAMS EPA FOR UNDERMINING BIOFUEL PRODUCTION

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of the House Agriculture Committee – released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved 31 small refinery biofuel waivers, undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and our agricultural economy:

“Let’s be clear – today’s announcement from the EPA is another blow to the pocketbook for farm communities across the Midwest. Time and again, this administration has gone behind closed doors to rig the system for big oil and undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard. As a result of these waivers, we’ve lost billions of gallons of biofuel and rural America won’t stand for it. I’ll hold the president’s feet to the fire and continue to fight for our family farmers and biofuel producers.”

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