Statement by AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson

October 09, 2018

“The President’s proposal to waive the rules for E15 is unlawful and could actually make the problems of the Renewable Fuel Standard worse. The President has promised to broker a deal to reform the RFS that works for all stakeholders. This isn’t it. We are disappointed to see that despite good-faith efforts by refiners to find potential solutions, the Administration has unilaterally embraced a one-sided approach that only serves the ethanol community, which has shown little interest in finding common ground.

We urge the President and Acting Administrator Wheeler to abandon this ill-conceived idea and instead take meaningful action that addresses the real problems with the RFS.”