ACE looks to defend RFS during D.C. fly-in this week
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is in Washington, D.C. this week looking to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
ACE executive vice president Brian Jennings calls the RFS an ‘America first’ energy policy that Congress got right.
He says President Trump seems to be a strong supporter of renewable fuels, but there are reservations about some of Trump’s appointees.
“With respect to their prior positions on ethanol issues on the Renewable Fuel Standard. However, we feel like we are working with an ally at this point in time when it comes to defending the RFS and maintaining those volumes as Congress called for. So we can push the envelope for E15 and higher blends of ethanol.”
Trump nominated former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA and retired Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.
Both have been critical of the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past.
Jennings says during the annual ACE fly-in, officials on Capitol Hill will learn about the direct link between economic well-being and growing the use of renewable fuels in the U.S.
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