With a presidential election around the corner, the health of the ethanol industry has once again taken center stage in Iowa campaigning, according to a Radio Iowa report.
This month, the Trump Administration denied 54 waivers that would have exempted oil refineries from blending ethanol into gasoline.
In addition, Trump himself announced the EPA will let states decide new pumps aren’t necessary and gasoline that’s 15 percent ethanol can be dispensed from existing E-10 pumps.
During a recent conference call organized by Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign, former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack questioned the election year timing of these announcements.
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