Grassley Joins Iowa Governor, Congressional Delegation in Seeking Iowa Hearing on Proposed Reductions to the Renewable Fuel Standard PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 December 2013 09:24

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

 

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today joined the Iowa governor, lieutenant governor, Iowa secretary of agriculture and the entire state congressional delegation in expressing strong opposition to the Obama Administration’s proposed reduction in the Renewable Fuel Standard and seeking a federal hearing in Iowa to allow federal officials to hear directly from Iowans on the proposed change.

“Too often, federal agencies make major policy changes without considering the people and the economies affected,” Grassley said.  “The Environmental Protection Agency regularly falls in that category.  Now, supporters of clean, homegrown, green energy and forward-thinking energy policy are united in letting the Obama Administration know that its proposal is short-sighted and irresponsible, and that the Administration should hear from Midwesterners before making such a sweeping policy change.”

The bipartisan letter to President Obama, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack was signed by Grassley, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Sen. Tom Harkin, Congressmen Tom Latham, Steve King, Dave Loebsack and Bruce Braley, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.  The letter is available here.

More on Grassley’s views on the proposed reduction is available here.

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