Pruitt allies lobby against changing RFS point of obligation

By Timothy Cama, The Hill.

A pair of allies to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruittare lobbying policymakers on ethanol issues.

Glenn Coffee and Crystal Coon, through their firm, Coffee Group, filed paperwork this week with Congress to represent Oklahoma-based gasoline station and convenience store owner QuikTrip Corp. on issues related to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Pruitt and Coffee were both Republican state senators in Oklahoma from 1999 until 2011, when they both took on state government positions.

Pruitt became attorney general and Coffee became secretary of state that year, and they remained close, according to StateImpact Oklahoma. Coon was a senior adviser to Pruitt from 2015 to 2016.

Greenwire first reported on the lobbying registration Friday.

QuikTrip is the first federal lobbying client for Coffee and Coon, who are still based in Oklahoma City.

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