The Office of the Governor of the State of Nebraska

02/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 10:07

Gov. Ricketts Applauds EPA Decision to Follow Court Ruling on Ethanol Blending

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967

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Gov. Ricketts Applauds EPA Decision to Follow Court Ruling on Ethanol Blending

LINCOLN - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would follow a recent Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on small refinery exemptions from ethanol blending requirements.

'Today's announcement by the EPA is good news for Nebraska's farm families and our 25 ethanol plants,' said Governor Ricketts. 'We are the second largest producer of ethanol, and Nebraskans want to see a robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). We appreciate the EPA's commitment to following the court's decision, which will help ensure the agency is following the law and maintaining a robust RFS.'