Greenfield hopeful Biden climate agenda will include ag and biofuels

President Biden plans to reveal more of his climate agenda on Earth Day next month and an Iowa Democrat wants to make sure agriculture and biofuels are included in an “all-of-the-above” approach.

Theresa Greenfield, who lost to Joni Ernst in November’s U.S. Senate race, says investing in renewable fuels and carbon-smart farming can help U.S. agriculture become among the first net-zero industries in the world.

“I’m a proponent of what we can do here in Iowa, but I know other states and other parts of the country have other things that they can offer. And I think if we tackle it at a 50 state level, we can grow jobs and we can reduce our carbon footprint.”

She tells Brownfield the Biden administration has already signaled its support of the Renewable Fuel Standard by siding with last year’s 10th Circuit Court ruling on small refinery exemption requests.

“Restoring the integrity of the RFS is something that certainly Iowa farmers and investors needed to see, and to know that Democrats are going to be following through on our commitment to invest in biofuels and the RFS.”

Biden plans to host an Earth Day summit of world leaders to discuss climate change on April 22nd, which would mark the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement signing ceremony.

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