Ernst responds to EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards timeline

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement on the EPA’s announced timeline for issuing Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014 through 2016:

“Farmers and the entire renewable fuel sector in Iowa need a strong and long-term RFS to conduct and grow their businesses. While I am thankful to finally see a path forward on RFS, it is unacceptable the EPA has failed to act for so long.

“The EPA must also get RFS right and not decrease renewable-fuel levels which would negatively impact consumer choice and Iowa’s critical ethanol and biodiesel industries.

“Iowa is a leader in renewable fuels and I will continue to push the EPA to issue strong renewable-fuel standards which encourage investment and innovation.”

Ernst has previously invited EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Iowa to see how inaction on RFS directly impacts Iowans.