CFDC Member, Doug Sombke of the South Dakota Farmers Union, wrote an oped for The Des Moines Register about how President Trump can help farmers and the environment beyond the Renewable Fuels Standard.
HURON, S.D., Sept. 30, 2019 – Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle joined with South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke in calling for the Trump Administration to use the pending fuel economy rule as a solution to the current ethanol and agriculture crisis.
In a continued discussion with Forbes contributor, Robert Rapier, CFDC executive director, Doug Durante, had an opportunity to drive home the need for replacing the toxic aromatics of gasoline with ethanol. At the same time, Durante highlighted EPA’s lack of action in making it happen.
On Saturday, September 14, drone attacks in Saudi Arabia threatened oil production and disrupted markets throughout the World.
CFDC executive director, Doug Durante, recently had a productive conversation with Robert Rapier a senior energy contributor with Forbes. The resulting article features a discussion the two had regarding Rapier’s differing viewpoints on ethanol and as Robert himself explained “addresses a reader who understood me clearly, and who responded in a clear and informative manner.” See a highlight below and read the full article at Forbes.com
CFDC executive director, Doug Durante, recently spoke with Brownfield Ag News at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference in Omaha, NE to discuss the public health benefits of higher ethanol blends.
CFDC Member, Doug Sombke of the South Dakota Farmers Union, wrote an oped for The Hill about his recent letter to the President.
CFDC Member Doug Sombke of the South Dakota Farmers Union wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to direct the U.S. EPA to enforce provisions of the Clean Air Act requiring toxics controls as a way to provide new market opportunities for domestic agriculture.
He cited the devastating impacts of the trade disputes on agriculture and the obstructionist policies of the EPA that are limiting demand for ethanol. Sombke appealed to the President saying, “You can solve this problem with the stroke of your pen!”
Statement from the Clean Fuels Development Coalition: EPA Decision to Issue RFS Waivers Bad for Public Health & The Environment
“The Administration’s decision to issue Renewable Fuel Standard waivers and therefore remove low-carbon, low-toxin biofuels is a significant step backwards and damaging to our environment and public health. Studies show that higher blends of biofuels in gasoline can reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas pollution and save Americans money at the pump. Yet, again the EPA is choosing to side with the oil industry at the expense of the health and well-being of the American people.” ~ Doug Durante, Executive Director of Clean Fuels Development Coalition
WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2019: Recent reports that show worsening air quality in the U.S. can be attributed to hundreds of millions of gasoline vehicles on American roadways emitting significantly more harmful emissions than being reported, according to a new report released to Congress today at the Renewable Energy Expo.