The SD corn grower and check off board members at corn’s annual resolutions meeting voted to get it dead wrong again this year: Protecting self-interest, they brazenly disregarded the Department of Justice recent directives downgrading informal EPA guidance documents saying they cannot be used to determine E30 is illegal. The Margo Oge letter to SD petroleum marketers is such an example of how corn grower and check off leaders mistakenly reference EPA informal guidance documents to create fraudulent perceptions saying E30 is illegal to use in standard autos.
Most recently the Department of Justice again reminded all prosecutors those saying E30 is illegal or especially proposing to take action against any citizen or organization based on such informal Epa guidance documents are illegally using using those documents: DOJ further clarifies that those documents have little if any standing in a court of law and only clean air act language or the law has standing in a court of law.
My regular meetings with Governor Janklow. Early 1984 as a complete political novice I (orrie swayze) began to write my first three or four letters to the editor ever and they challenged Janklow's press statements discrediting ethanol as fuel. Then just out of the blue the Governor personally called to invite me to the Governor's office for a discussion. Completely surprised I accepted what turned out to be the first of more than several invitations usually before every summer study committee meeting on ethanol incentives. Basically started a two year working relationship.