"Trump 'Committed' To U.S. Renewable Fuels: Iowa Governor"

"WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ease concerns on Wednesday that his administration would make major alterations to biofuels policy, telling Iowa’s governor he was committed to a decade-old biofuels program even as a top official considers changing it.

U.S. law requires fuel companies to add biofuels like ethanol to the country’s fuel supply through the ‘renewable fuel standard’, adopted in 2005. The Trump administration is considering lowering the mandatory level, a worry for corn-growing states like Iowa.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said she held separate calls with Trump and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday, in which she urged them not to make that change."

David Shepardson and Jarrett Renshaw report for Reuters October 18, 2017.


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Source: Reuters, 10/19/2017