Charles City, Iowa – Minnesota Senator and democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is calling the EPA’s new ethanol announcement “too little too late”.
In an interview with North Iowa News, Klobuchar says she’s “glad” the administration listened to producers, but it won’t fix the problem.
The EPA announced Friday it would help fix blending exceptions to oil refineries by netting 15 billion gallons of corn ethanol.
She says the RFS should function in a way that levels the playing field between big oil companies and ethanol production.
The Senator says if elected president, the fix is to up the number of gallons, enforce the standard and invest in America’s Heartland.
Klobuchar added the trade war with China and low commodity prices are not helping agriculture producers along with wet weather.
Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst both responded last week to the RFS announcement and supported the administration’s change. Grassley says “he (Trump) delivered a victory for farmers.” Ernst’s statement said, “it’s welcome news for Iowa’s farmers.”