Ted Cruz Wants Trump to End his Support for Ethanol Industry


Sen. Ted Cruz will lead a delegation to the White House on Thursday to talk President Trump out of his rock-solid support for the ethanol industry, marking the latest chapter in an ongoing intraparty fight between Republicans over how the administration should handle biofuels.

The meeting, which Mr. Cruz has sought for months, comes just days after the Environmental Protection Agency announced increases in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the federal program that requires the blending of ethanol with gasoline, for 2018. Mr. Cruz’s home state of Texas, along with other states closely aligned with the oil and gas industry, opposed the …

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