Grassley as recently as last week declined to say EPAs Scott Pruitt should step down for letting major oil refiners take a multi-million dollar pass from having to buy ethanol compliance credits under the Renewable Fuels Standard. He again said that the waivers go against President Trumps campaign promise to ethanol producers.
The RFS calls for 15 billion gallons of ethanol in the nations fuel supply. But, Grassley charges the Pruitt waivers have knocked the RFS back to 13.8 billion gallons, thereby erasing any benefits from Trumps commitment
Several oil patch lawmakers warn they will oppose any solution that would make it tougher for small refineries to obtain hardship relief.
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