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RFA Statement on Senate Approval of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

February 17, 2017


WASHINGTON — Today, the Senate approved Scott Pruitt to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by a 52 to 46 vote. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following statement: "The Renewable Fuels Association congratulates Scott Pruitt on Senate confirmation to become the next EPA administrator. As Mr. Pruitt said during his confirmation hearing last month, 'To honor the intent and the expression of the Renewable Fuel Standard statute is very, very important.' We could not agree more. We look forward to working with Mr. Pruitt to ensure the RFS remains on track with strong, annual obligations that follow congressional intent. While the RFS remains our priority, we will also continue advocating for the removal of unnecessary volatility restrictions that have discouraged market acceptance of higher level ethanol blends like E15. Ethanol is the lowest cost, cleanest and highest octane source in the world. We encourage Mr. Pruitt to work with us to ensure consumers have more choices at the pump."