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Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Certainty to Biofuel Producers

Legislation would provide more certainty to farm country by ensuring ethanol’s market share cannot be undercut

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined bipartisan legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from reducing the minimum applicable volume of biofuels that must be blended into transportation fuel once those levels, known as Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), are finalized for any given year. This would prevent the EPA from retroactively reducing 2020 or future finalized RVO levels.

The Defend the Blend Act was introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Ashley Hinson (R-IA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Ron Kind (D-WI).

“Wisconsin’s farmers and producers put food on our tables and fuel in our tanks, and they deserve certainty and stability from the government,” said Senator Baldwin. “I am proud to support this legislation that will provide certainty for our farmers and our Made In Wisconsin renewable fuels industry, helping create and keep good paying jobs in small towns and rural areas.”