Iowa Senators, Governor Push EPA to Change Ethanol Plan
Delegation taking advantage of its status as crucial election state
Iowa’s senators and governor are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abandon its plans to use a formula that corn farmers argue won’t ensure ethanol is blended into the nation’s fuel supply, reports The Hill.
The oil industry and ethanol producers have been stuck in a tug of war over ethanol rules for months, leaving the White House square in the middle.
Though joined by other Midwest states with large farm communities, Iowa’s delegation has been pushing the hardest to change the policy, taking advantage of its status as a crucial election state.
The EPA stressed that comments would be reviewed as the agency evaluated its proposal.