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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on EPA Postponing RFS Waiver Decision


Location: Austin, TX

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on EPA Postponing RFS Waiver Decision

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement to delay their decision on Gov. Perry's request for a 50 percent waiver from the grain-based Renewable Fuels Standard:

"I appreciate the diligent approach Administrator Johnson and his staff are taking in addressing our waiver request and the 15,000-plus comments they have received on this issue.

"We still believe the solution to the unintended consequence of this federal RFS mandate is simple: a one-year, 50 percent waiver.

"The RFS waiver is an essential step toward decreasing the devastating statewide, national and international impact of skyrocketing feed and food costs."

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