(Des Moines) Governor Terry Branstad says Federal authorities must use common sense and reconsider a proposed reduction in the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline. He urged President Obama, Administrator McCarthy, and the EPA to listen to the people of Iowa and the agricultural heartland of America.
“The President launched his campaign for President right here and was a supporter of renewable fuels,” said Branstad. “We need his continued support of a robust and strong renewable fuel standard just as the EPA has always done in the past. We’re not asking them to change policy, we’re asking to stick with what’s worked.”
Branstad kicked off a daylong hearing in Des Moines on Thursday about the issue.
Last week, legislators in the Iowa House and State Senate approved resolutions supporting the existing fuel standards. They are reacting to a recent EPA proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline in 2014.
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