With the 2018 midterm elections steadily approaching, Republicans are starting to fear a blue wave, and Mr. Trump is doing anything he possibly can to cast an evil shade on the Democrats even it means making up more “fake news.”
At an Iowa rally on Tuesday, Trump rolled out his plan to boost ethanol use by lifting a key limit on ethanol content in gasoline. He told his supporters that Democrats would be anti-ethanol.
‘The Dems will end ethanol, you know that, they’re not going to approve ethanol. They will find a way to take it away … you better go out there and vote for Republicans.’
According to The Washington Examiner:
‘Trump talked for five to 10 minutes, hitting on major issues that Ernst and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have been addressing with farmers affected by Trump’s tariff decisions and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s management of the nation’s ethanol mandate, said the aide.’
On Tuesday, Trump directed the EPA to lift the current policy that prohibits E15 during the summer months. This was a restriction that had been in place due to air pollution concerns. Currently, the summer limit is 10 percent ethanol.
‘Today, we are unleashing the power of E15 to fuel our country all year long, not eight months.
‘I made that promise to you during the primaries. Remember? I made that promise. Promises made, promises kept.’
Governor Reynolds (R) praised Trump’s statement, saying:
‘Our farmers thank you, Iowans thank you and we are grateful. Promises made, promises kept.
‘For years, presidents have made promises about E15 year-round. We’ve got a president who delivered and he did it.’
However, the oil industry has slammed Trump’s proposal warning
that many cars cannot handle E15. American Petroleum Institute President Mike Sommers said in a statement:
‘Putting a fuel into the marketplace that the vast majority of cars on the road were not designed to use is not in the best interest of consumers.
‘EPA has previously stated that it does not have the legal authority to grant the E15 waiver, and we agree with that assessment. The industry plans to aggressively pursue all available legal remedies against this waiver.’
Twitter had something to say too:
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