WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement after the EPA announced the agency is denying the petition to move the point of obligation from refiners to downstream retailers:

“Today President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt demonstrated their commitment to the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard with this important decision. This is a big victory for rural America. It will provide certainty, not only for hardworking producers in Nebraska and across the Heartland, but also for innovators who have invested in the future of renewable fuels.”

Senator Fischer is a strong advocate for renewable fuels. She has been a leading voice for rural America as the administration works to implement the Renewable Fuel Standard.