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Paul and Grassley looks to extend biodiesel tax credits in new legislation

Paul and Grassley looks to extend biodiesel tax credits in new legislation

February 28, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2019 (S.581), legislation that would remove burdensome regulations on domestic energy production. “The Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act provides new economic opportunity for Kentucky farmers by allowing fuel producers and automobile manufacturers to innovate […]

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Senators get reply from EPA, but not the one they were hoping for

Senators get reply from EPA, but not the one they were hoping for

July 14, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and 11 other senators finally got a reply from the Environmental Protection Agency in response to a letter they sent the EPA about the RFS back in April, but not the one they hoped for. The EPA reply said it granted 19 waivers in […]

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Grassley has had enough of EPA administrator if he doesn’t stop granting RIN waivers

Grassley has had enough of EPA administrator if he doesn’t stop granting RIN waivers

May 15, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that Senator Chuck Grassley has taken to Twitter to tell the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator to clean up his act on hardship waivers under the Renewable Fuels Standard or to start looking for another job. The senator has held back from supporting calls for the administrator’s resignation despite pressure from other […]

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Grassley reveals internal staff report analyzing bad news for RFS

Grassley reveals internal staff report analyzing bad news for RFS

February 6, 2018 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released an internal memorandum produced by his energy policy staff who analyzed recent claims made by opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), which attributed its recent bankruptcy filing in part to the RFS. The analysis finds that the biofuels blending requirement and […]

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Grassley and Klobuchar lead 23 senators in letter urging Trump to maintain point of obligation

Grassley and Klobuchar lead 23 senators in letter urging Trump to maintain point of obligation

March 20, 2017 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Amy Klobuchar has led 23 senators in a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to maintain the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and reject proposed changes that would upend the current successful system. “We believe such changes are unwarranted and indefensible,” the senators wrote to […]

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Sens. Klobuchar and Grassley want FTC to look at anti-competitive oil practices

Sens. Klobuchar and Grassley want FTC to look at anti-competitive oil practices

July 10, 2014 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said that a new report on anti-competitive practices by oil companies to block biofuels underscores the need for action to protect consumers. The report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) found that unbranded or independent stations are roughly four to six times more likely […]

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Biodeisel tax incentive renewal introduced in Senate

Biodeisel tax incentive renewal introduced in Senate

February 17, 2014 |

In Washington, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced a bill to extend the expired biodiesel tax incentive for three years. The $1-per-gallon incentive covers biodiesel, renewable diesel, and renewable aviation fuel. First implemented in 2005, it expired on Dec. 31, 2013. It also was allowed to lapse in 2012 and 2010. National […]

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Branstad, Grassley rally at Iowa’s “Defend the RFS” event

Branstad, Grassley rally at Iowa’s “Defend the RFS” event

November 25, 2013 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov Kim Reynolds, Senator Chuck Grassley, Representative Steve King, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey joined the RFS Coalition urging the Obama Administration and the EPA to restore stronger blending levels for 2014 at the “Defend the RFS” event at Lincolnway Energy. Branstad rallied the crowed, reminding attendees […]

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Grassley introduces Domestic Energy Promotion Act to extend biofuels tax credits

Grassley introduces Domestic Energy Promotion Act to extend biofuels tax credits

[ 0 ] May 5, 2011 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Ia has introduced legislation that would see the 45-cent ethanol tax credit cut to 20 cents in 2012 and 15 cents in 2013 but it could swing as high as 30 cents depending on the price of oil. With $80 oil the credit would fall to 6 cents and at […]

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Coburn drops attempt to eliminate ethanol tax credit via Small Business Bill

Coburn drops attempt to eliminate ethanol tax credit via Small Business Bill

[ 0 ] April 6, 2011 |

In Washington, Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma has withdrawn his attempt to end VEETC, an amendment he had added on to the Small Business Bill. He made the move after Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and other Senators from the corn-growing region blocked a vote on the amendment but Coburn has vowed to not give up. […]

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