Ernst discusses ‘critical need’ of RFS

Joni Ernst HearingFrom Press Release


At today’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing entitled, “Re-examining EPA’s Management of the Renewable Fuel Standard Program,” U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) highlighted the proven success of RFS to encourage innovation in renewable fuels, drive investment in research and development, increase consumer choice, and boost production and infrastructure critical to Iowa.

Senator Ernst pressed the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe on an unanswered invitation for the EPA Administrator to visit Iowa and see the impact of the agency’s decisions firsthand. The Iowa Senator also asked Ms. McCabe for an explanation of the agency’s willingness to overlook congressional intent in setting renewable volume obligations within RFS.

Scroll down to see video of the exchange.