Gov. Reynolds statement on SCOTUS ruling regarding small refinery exemptions

Gov. Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court decision regarding small refinery exemptions:  

“Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court is a disappointing setback for Iowa agriculture and our renewable fuel industry. The decision not only undermines demand for ethanol and biodiesel, but creates an environment where waivers could grow exponentially.  

“Now more than ever we need the Biden Administration to take a clear stance against small refinery exemptions in order to limit the negative impact of this ruling. The Administration should now set robust annual renewable volume obligations and clear all additional hurdles for consumers to access cost-effective, clean-burning renewable fuels.  

“Despite what happened today, the fight is far from over and we will never back down in defense of this essential Iowa industry.” 

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