WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to grant 31 Small Refinery Exemptions:

“Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, America is now the global leader in energy production, and our economy is thriving because of it. With the announcement that small refineries would be granted exemptions from the costly ethanol mandate, President Trump and EPA Administrator Wheeler are showing their continued leadership and understanding that these refineries, some of which are in Louisiana, are critical to keeping fuel costs low for American families, and protecting America’s energy security.”