National Sorghum Producers Supports EPA Decision to Deny RFS Waiver Request

Date Posted: November 16, 2012

Lubbock, TX—National Sorghum Producers Chairman Terry Swanson, a sorghum producer from Walsh, Colo., released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement to deny the request to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard:

“National Sorghum Producers strongly supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to deny the Renewable Fuel Standard waiver request, and we commend Administrator Lisa Jackson for making a decision based on thoughtful analysis and facts.

“Sorghum has vast potential and can play an important role in supporting American energy independence.

"Maintaining the RFS will help to ensure this potential is met by continuing to provide a sustainable market for renewable fuels.

"The RFS has spurred job creation and promoted growth in our rural economies, and the sorghum industry stands ready to become a critical component in America’s energy solution.”

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