An open letter to President Trump in Monday’s editions of the New York Times, New York Post, and Wall Street Journal urges the president to “unleash rural growth by cutting the red tape holding back homegrown energy.”
The letter by Growth Energy also condemned Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s actions that the organization says are “destroying demand for biofuels and crops during the worst farm crisis since the 1980s.”
The full-page ads were placed by Growth Energy ahead of an expected meeting with farm-state leaders and petroleum backers at the White House this week. The letter was signed by 94 of Growth Energy’s member plants from 18 states.
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the president needs “to act quickly on his pledge” to lift outdated regulations on E15, which she says would send “a clear and final signal” that the White House will “no longer tolerate oil-backed schemes to derail the rural recovery.”