MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Naig and IRFA to Host Press Conference on RFS Exemptions

Press conference to highlight how small-refinery exemptions jeopardize President Trump’s promises to Iowa voters

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw is joining Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Secretary Mike Naig for a press conference on Wednesday to discuss how granting pending small-refinery exemptions (SRE) would irreversibly undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Naig and Shaw will also respond to recent comments made by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding SREs, including that he is expecting to receive Department of Energy (DOE) recommendations on 2018 SRE applications within days. They will also discuss a letter Senator Chuck Grassley sent to DOE for more information on how SRE applications are evaluated.

DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

TIME: 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy

10868 189th Street

Council Bluffs, IA

WHO: Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Monte Shaw, Executive Director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

CALL-IN: For those unable to attend in person, you can call-in to hear the press conference.

Dial:    888-387-8686

Conf ID: 1423507

Questions? Contact Cassidy Walter at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) at or (515) 252-6249.