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Trump administration weighs high-ethanol fuel waiver to placate farmers

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A gas pump selling E15, a gasoline with 15 percent of ethanol, is seen in Mason City, Iowa, United States, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

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President Donald Trump recently met with the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to discuss ways to make the Renewable Fuel Standard less expensive to the oil industry without undercutting demand for ethanol, a move that would placate corn growers worried about the future of U.S. biofuels policy.

ion weighs high-ethanol fuel waiver to placate farmersReuters

President Donald Trump recently met with the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to discuss ways to make the Renewable Fuel Standard less expensive to the oil industry without undercutting demand for ethanol, a move that would placate corn growers worried about the future of U.S. biofuels policy.