GRASSLEY CLOSE TO CALLING FOR PRUITT’S RESIGNATION

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has issued a stark warning to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, calling on the EPA to stop the wholesale issuing of renewable fuels waivers to major oil companies. Grassley adds that his patience is running thin…



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Grassley as recently as last week declined to say EPA’s 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 Trump’s campaign promise to ethanol producers.



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The RFS calls for 15 billion gallons of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply. But, Grassley charges the Pruitt waivers have knocked the RFS back to 13.8 billion gallons, thereby erasing any benefits from Trump’s commitment…



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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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