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Ethanol Producers Urge Trump To Defend RFS

  • Wednesday, 07 March 2018 12:11

Managers from 150 ethanol plants - including managers from plants in Minnesota - have sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to defend the RFS.

Continuing our series on the ethanol industry’s economic footprint in each of Minnesota’s congressional districts, we head over to fourth congressional district, which includes St. Paul and its suburbs such as Woodbury, Roseville, White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Arden Hills, Oakdale and Maplewood.

Minnesota's Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Tina Smith, along with eight other Democratic senators, sent a letter today to EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, urging him to reject proposals to alter the RFS.

Continuing with our series on the ethanol industry’s economic impact in specific congressional districts in Minnesota, we travel today to the Third Congressional District.

The US ethanol industry produced a record 15.8 billion gallons of ethanol and contributed $45 billion to the United States' gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, according to a new report by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

Ethanol was 12.4 percent of all transportation fuel consumed in Minnesota in 2016, according to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

2017 was a landmark year for E15 in Minnesota.

Last week, we took a look at how the ethanol industry impacts Minnesota’s First Congressional District.