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Smith Welcomes President Trump’s RFS Action

October 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Trump administration released the details of his plan to uphold the RFS.


“The RFS has been widely successful, bipartisan, and benefits producers and consumers alike. I am glad the President took action to rectify the hardships RFS waivers granted by the EPA have created. This action restores credibility to the RFS consistent with congressional intent and compliments the President’s action to expand E-15."


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issuing of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) for large or unqualified refiners under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program, has been harmful to the RFS by exempting refineries from the RFS. The White House announced today President Trump’s plan to ensure biofuel targets are met by accounting for the gallons lost due to SREs based on a three year average.