FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 28, 2017

Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106
ajerome@nfudc.org

WASHINGTON (February 28, 2017) – Amidst reports of a pending executive order to change the point of obligation for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Trump Administration to avoid changes to the RFS that would undermine the success of the nation’s strongest biofuel policy.

 Echoing concerns raised by the organization in a recent letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, NFU President Roger Johnson released the following statement:

“To this point, President Trump has expressed support for renewable biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard, and his administration has stated it’s intent to administer the program as written by Congress. Any attempt by the administration to change the point of obligation through an executive order would unnecessarily complicate compliance and undermine the underpinnings of the RFS.

“NFU strongly urges the Trump Administration to avoid changes that would undermine the RFS. We look forward to ensuring the program continues to grow the ethanol market and be a boon to rural economies, energy independence, and the environment.”

National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.

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