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Gov. Ricketts Comments on EPA’s 2020 RFS Blending Levels

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman 402-471-1967

 

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Comments on EPA’s 2020 RFS Blending Levels

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) release of the final rule setting the 2020 renewable fuel blending levels under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

 

“Today’s announcement from the EPA does not include the structural changes we requested in our comments on the draft rule,” said Governor Ricketts.  “President Trump has promised 15 billion gallons, and we will be watching closely to see how the EPA enforces the final rule to ensure this level is blended as required by law.  We will hold the EPA’s feet to the fire if they fall short of delivering on the President’s promise of 15 billion gallons to our farm families.”