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Dave Frederickson, Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture, visits the Granite Falls Energy ethanol plant Tuesday as part of a campaign to urge EPA Director Gina McCarthy to drop a proposal to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Ethanol producers campaign against proposed cut to Renewable Fuel Standard


Neither icy nor wind-blown roads have stopped Dave Frederickson, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Agriculture from doing what he wants the Post Office to do.  He wants to see no fewer than 100,000 letters delivered to Gina McCarthy, director of the Environmental Protection Agency urging her to drop the proposal to reduce the renewable fuels standard.

“Wrongheaded and wrong directed,’’ said Frederickson of the proposal aTuesday at the Granite Falls Energy plant.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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