Trump’s EPA falls off the wagon, and demon ethanol wins again
Under White House orders, the agency has abandoned plans to reduce the amount of ethanol that must, under the mandate known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, be mixed into the gasoline supply.
This is because Iowa’s two Republican senators flexed their muscles in a closed-door meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, and he caved. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst threatened to block confirmation of four of Trump’s nominees to the agency, including the appointee who would preside over enforcing the RFS. Republican governors from the Midwest reportedly got in on the act as well, twisting Trump’s arm.
This is very disappointing, to say the least. I have strong feelings on this issue…