WASHINGTON, DC — Growth Energy, the leading coalition of US ethanol supporters, issued a statement today praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision declining to hear a challenge to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) filed by the petroleum industry. In papers defending the RFS, Growth Energy had intervened in the case filed by the American Petroleum Institute and the National Petroleum Refiners Association against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“The intent of Congress was clear when it passed the Energy Independence and Security Act – domestically-produced biofuels do strengthen our national defense and help support our economy. The RFS is critical if we are to ever reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and Growth Energy’s members fought vigorously against attempts by Big Oil to weaken the RFS. We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision as the right decision,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.
The API and NPRA had jointly filed against EPA last year, arguing that the agency’s enactment of the expanded RFS, which mandates for the production and consumption of domestic renewable fuels that go up year over year, to a full 36 billion gallons annually by 2022.
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