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Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Launching RFS Waiver Review

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Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Launching RFS Waiver Review

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to review the practice of issuing waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

 

“Thank you to President Trump for ordering this much-needed review of waivers to the RFS,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Many in ethanol producing states like Nebraska are concerned that an escalation in refinery waivers has resulted in significant reductions in the blending of ethanol.  A study will help understand how much of an impact these waivers have had on ethanol production, and can help ensure the integrity of the RFS remains intact.”

 

More information about the President’s review can be found in a story from Reuters by clicking here.