IRFA Congratulates Michael Regan as Next EPA Administrator

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Today the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Michael Regan as the next Administrator of the EPA.

In response, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw made the following statement:

“We congratulate Mr. Regan on his confirmation today and we look forward to a fresh start at EPA after the past four years of unpredictability. It is our hope that this new administration will bring stability to the RFS program and provide growth opportunities to the biofuels sector. American biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel are ready to help reduce our nation’s carbon emissions, but we need stable policy and market opportunity in order to do so.”

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4.5 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 11 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 410 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: