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South Dakota’s Rural Champions Rally Against EPA War on Biofuels

Sioux Falls, SD (June 13, 2018) – Farm, biofuel, and community leaders hosted a tractor rally in Sioux Falls today, where participants voiced their concerns about attacks on homegrown biofuels led by the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who is passing through the state this week.    The event was moderated by South Dakota broadcasting titan Jim Woster and featured Troy Knecht,…


ACE encouraged by Pruitt’s ethanol statements

Sioux Falls, SD (January 30, 2018) – Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), releases the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today:   “ACE members are grateful Administrator Pruitt is committed to completing the review of EPA's legal authority…


ACE: Pruitt letter result of strong Senate leadership on RFS issues

Sioux Falls, SD (October 20, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President, Brian Jennings, released the following statement thanking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for his letter to several Midwestern Senators reiterating his commitment to support the spirit and text of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The concessions and promises…


ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform agenda

Sioux Falls, SD (April 12, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking him for establishing a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations regarding those that can be repealed, replaced and modified to make them less burdensome. The Task Force will…


Biofuel and ag groups urge Pruitt to deny RFS point of obligation requests

Sioux Falls, SD (February 24, 2017) – Leading organizations of the U.S. biofuel and agricultural industries wrote EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today to highlight that they strongly oppose any change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation.  Signing the letter were the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and the National Farmers Union. “The…


ACE congratulates Scott Pruitt on confirmation as EPA chief

Sioux Falls, SD (February 17, 2017) – Brian Jennings, the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  “We congratulate Mr. Pruitt on his confirmation and are eager to work with him to help EPA keep the promises that President Trump…


ACE reaction to Senate committee approval of Scott Pruitt

ACE Executive VP Brian Jennings reacts to Pruitt passage


ACE to grassroots: Urge Senators to get ethanol support from EPA nominee Pruitt during confirmation process

Sioux Falls, SD (December 14, 2016) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) issued a call-to-action to its grassroots membership today, urging ethanol supporters to contact their U.S. Senators about the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Pruitt needs a majority vote of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and…



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