ICGA Statement on EPA’s Final 2017 Renewable Fuel Obligation
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 23, 2016) – Mike Nichols, a farmer from Spencer County and president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association, released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the final 2017 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard:
“EPA’s announcement today to increase the 2017 ethanol volume to statute is a step forward from their earlier proposal. Indiana corn farmers know the Renewable Fuel Standard is working for Indiana and for the United States and we urge the EPA to continue to follow the law and keep RFS moving forward.
The RFS makes our air cleaner, has encouraged investment in rural communities and created good paying, high-tech jobs. It also gives drivers more choices at the gas pump and reduces our nation’s crippling dependency on foreign oil.
ICGA will continue to work with National Corn Growers Association and our other partners in the public and private sectors to grow our fuel infrastructure here in Indiana and across the country so consumers have ample access to renewable fuels.
National Corn Growers Association’s statement regarding EPA RVO announcement can be found here.
The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 9 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the more than 600 ICGA members statewide. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.
This communication was NOT funded with Indiana corn checkoff dollars.