02-02-17 ACE reaction to Senate committee approval of Scott Pruitt

ACE reaction to Senate committee approval of Scott Pruitt


Sioux Falls, SD (February 2, 2017) – Brian Jennings, the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement after the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head up the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) passed a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee vote this morning.

“We congratulate Mr. Pruitt on the approval of his nomination in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  If confirmed by the full Senate, we look forward to working with him to help keep the promises that President Trump made about ethanol, namely to ensure the successful implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard to drive the use of higher ethanol blends, to maintain the RFS point-of-obligation with refiners and importers, and to lift unnecessary restrictions on ethanol use such as the Reid vapor pressure limit.  Further, we anticipate working with EPA to address other important issues and to lay the groundwork for additional ethanol demand based on performance metrics such as octane.”

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is powered by people who have built an innovative industry that sustainably delivers clean fuel and valuable food for a growing world. These farmers, ranchers, Main Street businesses, scientists, investors, and renewable fuel producers work together to inform consumers and elected officials that in addition to helping keep gas prices low, creating jobs, improving the economy, displacing foreign oil, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, ethanol delivers a great deal of human good.  Unite with ACE at www.ethanol.org and follow us on Twitter at @ACEethanol