Congresswoman Angie Craig Pushes Administration to Immediately End Small Refinery Exemptions for Large Refineries

May 8, 2019
Press Release
Craig joins bipartisan letter urging the Administration to end the EPA’s unprecedented rate of granting Small Refinery Waivers

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig reiterated her commitment to Minnesota farmers and our biodiesel industry by calling on the Administration to end its unfair practice of granting small refinery waivers to big oil companies, which causes more market uncertainty for Minnesota farmers.

“I believe that Minnesota farmers deserve certainty and that’s why the Administration must immediately stop the unfair practice of issuing these waivers to oil refineries on the backs of family farmers,” said Craig. “I’ll never stop fighting to protect our biofuels industry, expand corn and soybean markets, and make sure that Minnesota farmers have a fair shot to earn the life they work for every day.”

Over the past three months, Craig has advocated for biofuels because of the crucial role they play in addressing carbon emissions, while also providing a market for producers. To that end, she has:

  • Cosponsored the Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act of 2019 to protect Minnesota’s biodiesel industry and Minnesota soybean markets
  • Opposed the issuing of small refinery waivers, which are a handout to big oil companies on the backs of Minnesota farmers
  • Joined the Congressional Biofuels Caucus.

You can read the full letter here.