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Growth Energy launches new ad campaign criticizing EPA

Ethanol advocacy group Growth Energy has launched a new ad campaign criticizing the EPA for failing to address lost ethanol demand caused by small refinery exemptions.

Growth Energy CEO, Emily Skor, said the ads give a voice to farmers in rural communities who are most impacted by the EPA’s failure to follow the law.  The ads feature fourth generation corn and soybean farmer Scott Henry from Nevada, Iowa. He says the EPA is rigging the system for oil companies.

The EPA’s 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations did not account for the billions of gallons of ethanol lost from refinery waivers. Growth Energy said the EPA chose to ignore a 2017 court ruling requiring the agency to restore 500 million gallons of biofuel that were waived from the 2016 RVO.

The EPA has not decided on 38 2018 small refinery exemptions.

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