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ACE leadership testifies on CAFE-GHG emissions standards

Sioux Falls, SD (September 6, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President Brian Jennings testified today during the public hearing in Washington, D.C. on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Reconsideration of the Final Determination of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year (MY) 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicles. “Unfortunately,…


ACE: Court decision on 2016 RFS an important victory

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) applauds the Friday, July 28, decision of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred in its interpretation of its authority to waive biofuel requirements that reduced the 2014-‘16 total Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) below what Congress intended…


ACE encourages ethanol advocates to submit comments on RFS

Sioux Falls, SD (July 26, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) encourages ethanol advocates to utilize its Legislative Action Center to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s comment period opened last week on the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard. Comments must be submitted on or before Aug. 31. ACE expressed gratitude…


ACE reaction to proposed 2018 RVOs

Sioux Falls, SD (July 5, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard. “ACE is grateful EPA is proposing to maintain the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel blending requirement for 2018. This issue…


ACE urges ethanol advocates to participate in EPA regulatory reform comment period

Sioux Falls, SD (April 28, 2017) –The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon after EPA formally began seeking input on existing regulations to be reviewed by its newly established Regulatory Reform Task Force. The Task Force was formed in response to Executive Order 13777 to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding…


Biofuels Stakeholders Issue Statement on Oral Arguments for 2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs)

Sioux Falls, SD (April 24, 2017) – In response to oral arguments held earlier today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the petition for review of the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014-2016 filed by Americans for Clean Energy, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January 2016, the American Coalition for Ethanol, BIO, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers…


ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform agenda

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking him for establishing a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding those that can be repealed, replaced and modified to make them less burdensome. The Task Force will…


Trump reinstates review of GHG, fuel economy standards

Sioux Falls, SD (March 15, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) supports President Donald Trump’s decision today to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the final determination of greenhouse gas standards (GHG) for model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles and, in harmony with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to reinstate…


Biofuel and ag groups urge Pruitt to deny RFS point of obligation requests

Sioux Falls, SD (February 24, 2017) – Leading organizations of the U.S. biofuel and agricultural industries wrote EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today to highlight that they strongly oppose any change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation.  Signing the letter were the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and the National Farmers Union. “The…


ACE reaction to Senate committee approval of Scott Pruitt

ACE Executive VP Brian Jennings reacts to Pruitt passage



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