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rickgthf
Senior Advisor

EPA was undermining the Trump ethanol agreement even before it was announced?

Here's an article that I missed previously that deserves a second read and some thought, https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/epa-ethanol-plan-falls-short-of-the-promises-says-house-ag... 

It looks like the EPA was all set to undermine the Trump ethanol agreement even before it was announced. I guess that's what happens when you stuff the EPA with petroleum industry lobbyists.

  But the article does offer an idea, the trump ethanol agreement will be out for public comment following the public hearing Oct. 30, https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/proposed-volumes-2020-and-biomass-based-diesel-v...  Public comments are a matter of record and might be a way of reminding both the EPA and trump that we're watching them and that we expect them to honor the agreement.  Filling up the public comment record with comments from thousands of farmers might just break thru the firewall the petroleum industry has built around the EPA.

   Remember, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the agreement.

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: EPA was undermining the Trump ethanol agreement even before it was announced?

Preaching  to  the  Choir ,  falls  some  where  between  gullible  &  cynical ,  during  this  political  time  frame   -   -   -

$$$$$    flows  thru  K  Street,  construct  political  firewalls  where  the  ascent,  being   priced  out  of  one  groups  current  means -  -   -

-  Golden  Rule  -  One  With  The  Gold ,  Makes  The  Rules  -  THEN  pretend  to  play  nice  in  the  sand  box - - -     

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freedom1493
Veteran Advisor

Re: EPA was undermining the Trump ethanol agreement even before it was announced?

Kansas farmer admits defrauding USDA crop insurance.

Q:  At what point did this farmer really think his plan to defraud would work -- before or after he transferred $470,000.00 to his sister-in-law...oops, fiancee.

https://www-1.kansas.com/news/business/agriculture/article236020688.html

#GlassHouses

 

sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: EPA was undermining the Trump ethanol agreement even before it was announced?

Kind of embarassing for usda to need a bankruptcy court to figure it out..........

Moral might be -- don't file bankruptcy....... or even the meaning of words might suddenly change.  Smiley Happy

k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: EPA was undermining the Trump ethanol agreement even before it was announced?

Interesting   $270K    for  ''  administration  fee$ ''  -  -  -

Asking  for  a  detailed  breakdown  of  the  a-fore  mentioned  would  make  a  topic  for  discussion - maybe - ?   

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