Excessive Heat Warning

Branstad Dispelling Rumors of Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Governor Branstad is dispelling reports that the Trump administration is going to make changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard.

The rumored deal would shift the burden of meeting the standards of ethanol blends from the petroleum companies’ distributors to the retailers across the country.

On Monday, the governor said that would make it much more difficult to enforce and does not make sense to implement. He says President Trump will support the ethanol industry.

Governor Branstad's son Eric lead the Trump campaign in Iowa, and is now a White House liason in the U.S. Commerce Department.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.