More than 140 people have registered to voice their opinions Thursday at a federal public hearing in Kansas City regarding proposed renewable fuel standards.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s hearing will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.
While the registration deadline to speak at the hearing has passed, the EPA said no one will be refused the opportunity to testify. In addition, the agency said it will accept written statements through July 11.
The EPA is considering rules for renewable fuel standards for 2017 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2018.
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The agency recently announced proposed recommendations for corn-based ethanol to be blended into gasoline at 18.8 billion gallons in 2017. For diesel, the recommended volume has been proposed at 2.1 billion gallons.
Among those scheduled to attend the meeting are Richard Fordyce, Missouri’s director of agriculture, and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts.