FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2020
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in response to the announcement of President Trump’s Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery, John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), commented:
“The COVID-19 crisis has dealt a significant blow to the United States economy, and with Americans across the country struggling, it is critical that we maintain resiliency. Today’s action by President Trump is a strong show of commitment to the removal of regulatory barriers to economic recovery. In rural America especially, there is an urgent need for deregulatory actions to spur investment and job creation. Specifically, EPA can act swiftly to clarify the de minimis character of biogenic carbon emissions from the processing of annual agricultural crops. That science-based action would unleash billions of dollars of investment into the rural bioeconomy, create jobs, and put the United States on even footing with international competitors in the bioproducts marketplace. We applaud President Trump for this landmark action and urge the EPA to act now on biogenic carbon emissions.”
CRA is a member of the Biogenic CO2 Coalition, a group of leading agricultural organizations fighting for the fair, science-based treatment of annual farm crops by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to grow the American bioeconomy, create jobs, and boost rural America. Just last week, the coalition sent a letter urging Members of Congress to call on EPA to fix this recognize the de minimis nature of biogenic emissions from annual agricultural crops.