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March 12, 2018

'No deal made' as GOP senators meet with Trump on ethanol mandate

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Energy

The Hill – Four Republican senators representing oil and farm states failed to come to an agreement on changes to the nation’s biofuel mandate during a White House meeting with President Trump on Tuesday.

The senators met with Trump, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to discuss changes that oil-state senators want made to the country’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

“There was no deal made,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has been defending corn and ethanol interests in recent months amid pressure to change the ethanol mandate or how it is enforced.

Read more at The Hill.

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