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September 04, 2019 | Des Moines Register
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Opinion: Trump’s Ethanol Waivers Betrayed Farmers

EPA's approval of more refinery waivers damaging to corn growers

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An editorial published in the Des Moines Register says that EPA's secret waivers to oil refiners like Chevron and Exxon allow refiners to ignore their legal obligation to blend renewable fuels with oil.

The opinion piece written by Darrel McAlexander stated that when President Trump came to Iowa in June for an event at one of the state's 42 ethanol plants, McAlexander was one of the few local farmers lucky enough to speak with him personally. McAlexander specifically warned him that his Environmental Protection Agency was doing damage to the farm economy. Less than two months after this conversation, the EPA announced 31 more refinery exemptions. Click here for the full editorial. 

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