Trump Courts Iowa Farmers With Plan to Scrap Biofuel Waivers (1)

Sept. 9, 2020, 8:50 PM

Trump administration officials have told ethanol advocates the government will reject requests by refineries to be waived from renewable fuel-usage requirements -- a bid to reinforce the president’s support in key swing states of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The Environmental Protection Agency could reject as many as 67 of those retroactive waiver requests as soon as this week, according to four people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named prior to an announcement.

The planned move would follow another announcement that disappointed the oil industry and was aimed at shoring up support in a battleground state. Trump ...

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