Office of the Governor of Iowa

Governor Branstad

Gov. Branstad testifies at EPA hearing in support of Iowa agriculture, and in opposition to the EPA’s new proposed rule on the RFS

December 4, 2013 1:30 pm – December 4, 2013 2:15 pm

United States

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad announced today that he will be testifying at the EPA’s public hearing on a proposed rule to weaken the RFS in Virginia on Thursday at approximately 9:30 a.m. Central/10:30 a.m. Eastern.

The governor will offer strong public support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, which recently the EPA sought to dismantle, potentially causing significant economic harm to Iowa families.

Prior to testifying, Branstad will participate in a Renewable Fuels Association media call, with details below:

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

(December 3, 2013) WASHINGTON — Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, will host a discussion featuring Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad and American Farm Bureau economist Matt Erickson on the negative impact the proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets would have on agriculture and rural economies.

WHAT: Teleconference: Discussion and Q&A on the negative
agricultural impact of the EPA’s proposal to lower the 2014 RFS

WHO: Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa

Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels

Matt Erickson, American Farm Bureau Federation Economist

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 1:40 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Central

CALL IN: Dial In: 866-872-7365, Conference Code: 19550507

RSVP: Please RSVP to Chris Findlay

Thursday, December 5, 2013

9:30 CST / 10:30 EST Gov. Branstad testifies at EPA public hearing in favor of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, VA

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