On Ethanol Rules Change, John Delaney Calls Out EPA’s Waivers to Big Oil

DES MOINES, IA-  On news of today’s anticipated EPA announcement to grant year-round E15 production, John Delaney releases the following statement:

“Having visited all 99 counties in Iowa, I’ve seen the struggles that America’s farmers face. From RFS waivers to tariffs to floods, our farmers are in a crisis. As an entrepreneur who wants to all of America to thrive, it’s clear to me Donald Trump made empty promises that left rural communities behind.

“We need new leadership that speaks the truth and takes bold action to revitalize rural America. E15 year-round is a good step forward for biofuels, but Donald Trump’s RFS waivers could turn this opportunity into a loss. It’s too late to restore the 2.6 billion gallons of ethanol already lost with waivers to big oil, and we see no sign of that changing. Until we enforce the RFS as written, corn and ethanol producers will continue to lose out.”

Delaney is the first Democratic Presidential candidate to visit all 99 Iowa counties since 2007, and is the only Democratic candidate to have earned endorsements from multiple Iowa Democratic Party County Chairs in the 2020 race to date.