DES MOINES, IOWA (May 25, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has led a letter joined by Governor James Pillen of Nebraska and Governor Mike Parson of Missouri urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase volumes of biodiesels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2023, 2024, and 2025.

The letter reads:

“US fuel prices remain stubbornly high and diesel fuel stocks remain at low levels. This impacts the economics of planting, harvesting, and transporting food — as well as transporting all essential goods — which could increase inflation for all Americans. Limiting rural economic development and hindering opportunities for farmers in our states is the wrong approach. Adding to the supply of fuel, expanding agriculture markets, and supporting rural economies is the right thing to do right now.

“For these reasons and more, we ask that you substantially increase the RFS’ biomass-based diesel and overall advanced biofuel volumes for 2023, 2024, and 2025 — without decreasing market space for other renewable fuels.”

You can find the full letter here.

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