Senators, EPA Chief Meet on RFS
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:30 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy met with a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to hear their views on the agency's proposal to reduce the volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, told reporters Thursday that McCarthy "stated unequivocally" at the meeting that she was a proponent of biofuels and usage should actually expand. He said McCarthy was willing to reassess the proposed rule.

"Their proposed rule will hurt the biofuels industry, we know that," Harkin said. "So again, the most we got (from) Administrator McCarthy was that they are going to take ...

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