News / Events Category: EPA

South Dakotans Speak Truth to Power: Time for Trump to “Tear Down That Wall”

Posted on: July 2, 2020   |   Categories: E30, EPA, News Releases

Urge President to Capitalize on Ethanol’s Proven Ability to Improve the Nation’s Environment, Economy, & Energy Security Rapid City, South Dakota: July 2, 2020—With the majestic Mount Rushmore as a backdrop, South Dakota ethanol supporters are calling on President Trump to take a “monumental step” by opening the world’s largest gasoline market to higher blends […]

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Daschle, Sombke Call Pending SAFE Rule the Path to Higher Ethanol Volumes

Posted on: September 30, 2019   |   Categories: E30, EPA, News Releases

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle joined with South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke in calling for the Trump Administration to use the pending fuel economy rule as a solution to the current ethanol and agriculture crisis. In a wide-ranging interview on a popular South Dakota Business Radio program, Sombke and Daschle stressed that […]

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Ethanol Advocate & Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle Meets with Farmers Union Members in D.C.

Posted on: September 9, 2019   |   Categories: E30, EPA, News Releases

It’s a critical time for the ethanol industry said former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle today when he met with more than 300 farmers, ranchers and agriculture supporters today in D.C. as part of the National Farmers Union Fly-In. “It’s a critical time, not only for agriculture, but for rural America,” said Daschle, calling hardship […]

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S.D. Farmers Union President Sends Letter to Pruitt Calling On EPA to Stop Efforts to Block Ethanol Blends

Posted on: June 12, 2018   |   Category: EPA

Doug Sombke, President of the South Dakota Farmers Union was joined by National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson today (June 11, 2018) in calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abandon plans to finalize an Obama era rule that would cap ethanol blends at 15%. In a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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South Dakota Farmers Union to EPA: Stop Blowing Smoke and Enforce the Law

Posted on: December 19, 2017   |   Category: EPA

Today, South Dakota Farmer Union President Doug Sombke called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop hiding the true source and quantities of some of most harmful emissions of gasoline by updating their models and enforcing the law.  In a letter to Christopher Grundler, Director of EPAs Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Sombke […]

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S.D. Farmers Union to Sen. Rounds: EPA must comply with will of Congress

Posted on: December 14, 2017   |   Category: EPA

Earlier this week S.D. Farmers Union President Doug Sombke called upon Senator Mike Rounds, a member of the Senate EPW Committee, to urge EPA to abide by the will of Congress and comply with section 202(1) of the Clean Air Act. Sombke was motivated to write by EPW Chairman John Barrosso’s recent letter to Pruitt […]

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SDFU to Senator Rounds: Time for EPA to Do Its Duty

Posted on: December 12, 2017   |   Category: EPA

SDFU President Doug Sombke today urged Senator Mike Rounds, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, to ensure that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt enforces a law that has been on the books for more than 25 years, but ignored by his Agency.  Sombke was prompted to write by EPW Chairman John […]

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A Reason To Be Thankful: The EPA increases 2017 RFS Volume

Posted on: November 23, 2016   |   Categories: E30, EPA, News Releases

November 23, 2016 – By #South Dakota Farmer UnionEvery cloud has a silver lining. While cliche, this statement reminds us that even when times seem tough we can always find things to be thankful for. The day before Thanksgiving, the EPA has given us just that in the recent announcement regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard. The 2017 RFS will […]

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