"I support the the Renewable Fuel Standard, but I also support…a smart trade policy…what farmers want everywhere, they want access to markets…obviously the oil industry is not pro-ethanol…but I support the Renewable Fuel Standard." - Grimes IA, 2-19-19
"Well so, I’ve been to a lot of biofuels facilities, I’ve been to all types of facilities, ethanol facilities, biofuels facilities. You know right now they’re under a lot of pressure. First of all, a lot of these waivers have been given. Which you’re familiar with, obviously, and it’s completely inappropriate. So I would actually end the waiver process, right, it’s become a bit of a scam. You get so many of the small refineries owned by bigger, so it’s, you know, them basically using a loophole in a regulation for us giving Exxon waivers. So that’s ridiculous. So I would get rid of that, I would support the Renewable Fuel Standard, I’d support it being all year round, and I think that would be a big plus. And then if you take the other things I’m talking about doing around climate, which is putting a price on carbon, etc., that would make them even more competitive. So I would stop doing the things that he’s, that Trump is doing that’s specifically hurting these industries and I would do things that would actually put them in a better competitive position." - Montezuma IA, 1-3-20
""I will end these Ethanol Waivers" - Des Moines IA, 11-1-19 - Scott
"All these waivers have been given and it's completely inappropriate. I would actually end the entire waiver process because it's become a bit of a scam, so many of the small refineries are owned by big refineries. It's basically a loophole in a regulation to give waivers to Exxon. So thats ridiculous." - Montezuma IA, 1-3-20
"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."
- Clive IA, 6/7/19
"Q:E-15 do you support it being year round?
A: “Yeah, I support it all year round, I mean that seems to be the right policy for me.”
Q: One of the issues you heard before is the biodiesel tax credit it has lapsed for 22 months now, it would be useful to get a multi-year tax credit
A: “Absolutely, so there is some certainty.”
Q: That is something you support?
A: “Yeah I do, the most important thing businesses need is Certainty. You can’t make investments otherwise.” - West Des Moines IA, 11-21-19
"I support the the Renewable Fuel Standard, but I also support…a smart trade policy…what farmers want everywhere, they want access to markets…obviously the oil industry is not pro-ethanol…but I support the Renewable Fuel Standard." - Grimes, 2-19-19