Ethanol producers expressed relief about the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to toss out the petitions for a temporary waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard. "It was added pressure we didn't need to have at these times," said Walt Wendland, president and CEO of Golden Grain Energy and Homeland Energy Solutions. Mike Jerke, the general manager of Chippewa Valley Ethanol, said the industry should remain vigilant because "there will be many entities motivated to attack the RFS" through congressional means.

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