Pruitt says EPA shouldn’t be “used” to expand biofuel facilities

August 12, 2017 |

In Iowa, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told Radio Iowa during a radio interview that “Production levels and demand matter and that’s something that’s going to be a major part of how we set those limits,” when referring to renewable fuels. While Iowa officials and biofuel industry groups have asked EPA to raise soybean based biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol levels, which have been set in 2019 for lower levels than current consumption, it doesn’t seem like it will happen as Pruitt called it a “blue sky approach.” Pruitt also said “Has the infrastructure been built to increase production levels? The markets haven’t demonstrated that yet,” and that he doesn’t want the EPA “being used” to expand biofuel facilities.

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