WASHINGTON, DC — Following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of the 2013 Renewable Volume Obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy released the following statement:
“Growth Energy is pleased that the EPA has released the proposed 2013 biofuel volumes as required under the RFS, as they were long overdue and we are encouraged that it is a proposed rule with the opportunity for public comment. There are a number of issues that should be considered, which could have serious impacts on the U.S. production of biofuels.
“The RFS has been a resounding success, helping create jobs in America that cannot be outsourced, revitalizing rural economies across the country in addition to reducing our dependence on foreign oil and providing consumers with a choice and savings at the pump.
“We are currently reviewing the announcement it its entirety and will submit formal comments on the proposed biofuel volumes.”
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