The EPA wants to use fewer biofuels than what’s being pushed by Congress. About 30 other Senators also signed the letter. Durbin says he wants the EPA to leave the Renewable Fuel Standard mandates alone, and that Illinois’ economy has a lot at risk.
“We have a lot at stake here. We have fourteen ethanol plants in the state of Illinois, five biodiesel plants. There are 5,000 jobs involved in it, not to mention the impact it would have on our farmers.”