‘Big’ Ethanol Meeting At White House

Statewide Iowa — Governor Kim Reynolds met with the president earlier this week to talk about ethanol policy.

After the meeting, Governor Reynolds Tweeted that she “appreciated the opportunity to meet with Trump at the White House to discuss the importance of ethanol to rural America!” She used an exclamation point at the end of that sentence, then concluded by saying she’ll “never stop fighting for” ethanol.

A month ago, Trump gave the green light to waivers so oil refineries do not have to blend as much ethanol into gasoline. Reynolds has said Trump did not fully understand the negative impact that would have on the ethanol industry. Friday morning, Bloomberg News reported that President Trump has revealed Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, both U.S. Senators from South Dakota and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse were part of a “big meeting” at the White House about ethanol.

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