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Rick Worthington Purdue on the EPA
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Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: November 15, 2017

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is backing off from changes it floated to biofuels policy after significant pushback from Midwestern GOP senators and a direct intervention from President Trump.

EPA head Scott Pruitt pledged that he would not move forward with various ideas regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including lowering the biodiesel mandate and allowing ethanol exports to count toward the mandate.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue gives his take on the decision by Pruitt.

The EPA will also “actively explore” whether it can allow the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol — dubbed E15 — year-round. Its sale is currently restricted during the summer.

The EPA is due to release final biofuel volume mandates by Nov. 30, a date Pruitt said he is on track to meet.

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