Iowa Farmer Tells Congress EPA is ‘Crippling Rural America’


A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Congressman Dave Loebsack of Iowa City, have proposed legislation that would force the EPA to publicly disclose which small refineries get a pass on blending ethanol into gasoline as well as the economic basis for those decisions. Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, told lawmakers 19 U.S. ethanol plants have been idled or closed in the past year and a half. Read more.