Secretary Sonny Perdue, Smokey Bear, and Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Jim Hubbard
Speaking with reporters at the swearing-in ceremony for new USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Jim Hubbard, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue provided an update on what is being done to resolve issues surrounding the Renewable Fuels Standard.
“We’re working feverishly to resolve the RFS issue,” said Perdue, who added that he has been working with EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on a proposal to present to President Trump, who is “very, very anxious to get this resolved.”
“I think we can resolve it to the satisfaction of both our ethanol industry as well as our refinery industry,” Perdue said confidently.
Audio from USDA – Secretary Perdue comments on RFS issue progress