Scott Pruitt

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The Renewable Fuel Standard is a federal program authorized in 2005 requiring fuel sold in the United States to contain a certain amount of renewable fuel.  A waiver program was put in place to help small refineries disproportionately affected by these programs.  Some South Dakota corn producers say recent expansion of the waiver program under the Trump administration is having a negative impact on the state’s ag industry.

Scott Stahl is the Vice President of South Dakota Corn Growers.  He says South Dakota has benefited from the renewable fuel industry.

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In The Moment ... October 10, 2017 Show 195 Hour 2

This week the Trump administration continues to roll back environmental protection policy. We talk with filmmaker James Jacoby about FRONTLINE: War on the EPA. It’s a look at how Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and what happens next in American environmental policy.