National Farmers Union Senior Vice President of Public Policy Rob Larew says the EPA is relying on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recommended levels of waivers in the proposed biofuels rule and that’s not reality. “The reality is the EPA didn’t follow the department’s recommended levels, they went above them. By going with the DOE levels, you’re cutting nearly in half the amount of potential that can be reallocated.” Larew says the Trump administration is trying to make two sides happy. “They come out with a strong statement earlier this month on biofuels and when the details come out we see that’s been watered down more. We may continue to have less demand, less ethanol and continued hard times.”
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