Iowa Lt. Gov. Reynolds Talks RFS with EPA Chief
March 27, 2015 - Issue #206View Full Issue
Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds recently met with Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to talk about Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategyand urge the EPA to maintain a strong and robust federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
“I was pleased to be able to share the successes of a robust Renewable Fuel Standard with Administrator McCarthy,” stated Lt. Gov. Reynolds. “We Iowans have seen first-hand that a strong Renewable Fuel Standard creates jobs, increases family incomes, reduces transportation emissions and our dependence on foreign oil, provides consumers more choices at the pump and opens new market opportunities for agricultural products.”
Regarding her discussions with McCarthy on Iowa’s environmental efforts, Reynolds added, “The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is an innovative, science-based collaborative effort to advance Iowa’s water quality. There are no better stewards of the land than Iowa farmers, and with support from the state, industry and producers, we believe Iowa can be a model for the states in terms of improving water quality.”