Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported, citing unnamed sources it said were familiar with the matter, that Trump had personally intervened with a federal official to order Iowa's request be rejected.
Reynolds said she held separate calls with Trump and the USA environmental regulator on Wednesday, in which she urged the Trump administration not to make those changes.
An IRFA study released Wednesday indicated projected expansion of Iowa's biofuel industry would create approximately 11,000 new jobs in the state.
The EPA is accepting public comment through Thursday on its proposal to reduce the amount of biofuels in the RFS.
US law requires fuel companies to add biofuels like ethanol to the nation's fuel supply through the "renewable fuel standard", adopted in 2005.
"It's discouraging to see this regression from the promise made to Middle America", Kimberley said. However, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering doing just the opposite, with a proposal to lower the amount of biofuel required in the Renewable Fuel Standard program.Читайте также: Slice of mercy for pair who had sex in pizza shop
"President Trump has a decision to make", Shaw said. Reynolds wants President Donald Trump to live up to the campaign pledges he made to Iowans about protecting their renewable fuels industry.
"I'm extremely appreciative of the president's continued support for rural America", said the governor, "and I know the renewable fuels industry is poised to grow, once the EPA sends positive and consistant market signals through increasing the volume requirements".
Reynolds is one of Iowa's top Republicans who have been pressing the GOP administration on two fronts - to reverse the possibility that the EPA would roll back its rules for use of renewable fuels, and to approve Iowa's "stopgap" measure to shore up the Affordable Care Act exchange in Iowa.
"I am engaged in negotiations with the administrator as well as the White House", Ernst told Radio Iowa by phone this afternoon.
"They feel the pressure", she said.
But Ernst said those confirmation votes in the senate will not happen until the EPA abandons its retraction of renewable fuels production mandates.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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