November 14, 2017 - Dear Governor Reynolds,
As you know, I, along with eight other Senators representing states whose constituents depend on a strong and robust refining industry, recently requested that President Trump convene a meeting with us and our colleagues representing various Midwest states, to discuss elements of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Our goal in requesting this meeting is simple; to bring together diverse interests in an effort to come together and find a mutually beneficial outcome that will help both Iowa corn growers as well as protect blue-collar, refinery jobs that are at risk in too many states across our great nation.
One of the main issues in RFS policy that has recently come under particular scrutiny is Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). As you know, refiners must meet their annual obligation under the RFS by submitting a set amount of credits, or RINs. Unforunately, RIN prices - an artificial government-created construct-continue to skyrocket and the result is hurting refiners and the men and women they employ across the country... Read the Full Letter