Governor Kim Reynolds says it’s time for an ethanol mandate in Iowa, to boost an industry battered by the E-P-A’s resistance to the federal ethanol production mandate.
The plan has the support of the biofuels industry and farm groups. Iowa Farm Bureau lobbyist Matt Steinfeldt testified during an online hearing.
The bill has cleared initial review in House AND Senate subcommittees. One senator used the phrase “fast and furious” to describe the debate between supporters and opponents of the plan.