Senator Rarick responds to EPA, USDA agreement for biofuels and renewable fuel standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an agreement on renewable fuel standards last Friday. The agreement includes a commitment for 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol beginning in 2020, provide relief for small refineries, and to streamline rulemaking for E15.

Senator Jason Rarick (Brook Park) issued the following statement in response to the renewable fuel standards agreement.

“The new RFA agreement is great news. Farmers and ethanol producers were hurting, and some – like Corn Plus in Winnebago, MN – even had to shut down. I am glad the president listened to their concerns. The new agreement will give farmers certainty moving forward and result in huge economic benefits for our state, especially those of us who reside outside the metro.”

Read what other Senate Republicans said about the agreement.