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House Members Urge Biden Administration to Prioritize Homegrown Biofuels as Replacement for Russian Oil & Gas

Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig led the six bipartisan Co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus and 23 additional Members of Congress in a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to prioritize homegrown, renewable biofuels as a replacement for Russian imports.  “ACE members are incredibly grateful for the leadership being demonstrated by Rep. Angie Craig to spearhead this bipartisan…


ACE Supports the Defend the Blend Act

Today the Defend the Blend Act was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and cosponsored by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), bipartisan legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels once they are finalized, including the 2020 RVOs. American…


Ethanol, Farm Groups Respond as Administration Mulls Appeal of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling

Sioux Falls, SD (March 10, 2020) – On March 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit approved requests by the U.S. Department of Justice, HollyFrontier, and CVR Energy for an extension of the deadline to file motions asking for a rehearing en banc of Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA, in which the Court found EPA vastly exceeded its authority in granting compliance exemptions to three…


Coalition Seeks Court Action Forcing EPA to Account for Lost Biofuel Volumes

Sioux Falls, SD (July 31, 2019) — An agriculture and biofuels coalition has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to lift a stay it placed on a joint 2018 petition asking the court to protect the renewable fuels industry from undue harm caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The petition, filed late Tuesday afternoon, asks EPA to revise its Renewable…


ACE statement on Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019

Sioux Falls, SD (May 23, 2019) –Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019, legislation that addresses the timing and transparency issues associated with the small refinery exemption (SRE) program under the RFS. The bill would set a deadline for refineries to submit petitions…


ACE congratulates Scott Pruitt on confirmation as EPA chief

Sioux Falls, SD (February 17, 2017) – Brian Jennings, the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  “We congratulate Mr. Pruitt on his confirmation and are eager to work with him to help EPA keep the promises that President Trump…


ACE to grassroots: Urge Senators to get ethanol support from EPA nominee Pruitt during confirmation process

Sioux Falls, SD (December 14, 2016) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) issued a call-to-action to its grassroots membership today, urging ethanol supporters to contact their U.S. Senators about the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Pruitt needs a majority vote of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and…


ACE 2017 DC Fly-in to take place March 22-23

Sioux Falls, SD (November 10, 2016) – On the heels of Tuesday’s historic election, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today announced their annual grassroots Washington, DC, fly-in will take place March 22-23, 2017, with the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill serving as the headquarters for the event. “ACE’s 2017 fly-in occurs during the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, a time when President-elect…


RFS Field Hearing Testimony from Jeff Oestmann

The CEO of East Kansas Agri-Energy, Jeff Oestmann's full testimony during the recent RFS Field Hearing


ACE: EPA should increase 2017 RFS blending levels as gasoline use reaches record highs

ACE's Brian Jennings comments on the proposed 2017 RFS.



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