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Ernst Questions EPA’s Wheeler Over RFS In Committee Hearing

IARN —¬†Yesterday the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee heard testimony from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler on a wide variety of topics. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst sits on that committee, and she tells us she had a few questions for Administrator Wheeler about the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

While things may seem to be starting to turn around, the damage felt by the ethanol industry has been unbearable for it to take. Senator Ernst tells us that an estimated 40% of ethanol production is offline. She said she took advantage of the face time she had with Administrator Wheeler and reminded him how bad things have been.

For more on this story, including comments from Senator Joni Ernst, visit Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.

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