After the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General late Wednesday, the full senate is preparing to consider Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Senate members are expected to continue resistance from Senate Democrats, although the Oklahoma Attorney General is expected to be ultimately confirmed.
Some in agriculture, especially those in biofuels, worry Pruitt has a reputation of leaning toward oil rather than ethanol.
However, some say they aren’t worried.
“With regard to Tillerson, Perry and Pruitt being at high levels of the new administration, we’re not concerned with that,” said Mark Marquis, chief executive officer of Marquis Energy. “We think Trump put them in those positions for reasons other than to have an impact on the Renewable Fuels Standards. We think, if anything, those guys will help and protect the Renewable Fuels Standard.”
Marquis believes Trump will support ethanol and the RFS like he said on the campaign trail.