U.S. Grains Council Statement On EPA Ethanol Exports Comments

Statement from U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s comments on U.S. ethanol export policy:

“We are encouraged by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s comments this week that the Administration does not intend to pursue changes to RINs regulations and ethanol exports. U.S. ethanol is competitive on the global stage though it faces several emerging policy issues in key markets. The Administration’s approach of keeping RINs and ethanol export policies separate is a positive outcome for our ongoing efforts to expand U.S. ethanol exports globally.”

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About the U.S. Grains Council

The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. Working from 10 overseas offices and with 30 in-country representatives, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.