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Perdue: Trump Will Take Action on Ethanol Waivers

Ag Secretary "disappointed" that EPA granted waivers

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Trump will take action to soften the effects of oil refinery exceptions for blending corn-based ethanol in motor fuel, reports CBS News.

Perdue, speaking to farmers and agribusiness leaders Wednesday in Decatur, IL, called it "disappointing" that Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted the waivers.

Perdue would not say what action the president will take but that Trump believes the EPA waivers were "way overdone."

Ethanol advocates contend that oil refinery waivers have reduced ethanol production by 2.6 billion gallons since Trump took office.

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