WASHINGTON – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of a 60 day extension of the comment period on the Renewable Fuel Standard, “RFS2” proposed rule making.

“We are pleased the EPA is allowing additional time to more thoroughly review and comment on the proposed rulemaking for the Renewable Fuel Standard. This rulemaking is integral to the future of America’s renewable transportation fuels and warrants additional time for the public and all stakeholders to analyze the proposal. With the extension, we urge the EPA to be fully transparent and release all data used to model the indirect land use change component so that stakeholders can review and comment on this important provision. Finally, we call on the EPA to not delay the important volumetric targets of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 beyond the January 1 implementation date.”

“We look forward to working with the EPA to ensure that renewable fuels like ethanol continue to be an important part of our nation’s energy future. Increasing the use of ethanol in our fuel supply will create new green collar jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, strengthen our national security, and improve the environment.”

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About Growth Energy
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at GrowthEnergy.org.

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