WASHINGTON, DC — After confirmation that the 2014 final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement:
“I am pleased to hear that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent the final 2014 RVO numbers to OMB for review.
“While OMB has up to 90 days to review this rule, what is most important is the content of the final rule. The renewable fuels industry has provided extensive comments highlighting how the proposed reduction in the 2014 RVO’s would be detrimental to the biofuels industry, the American consumer and our environment. I hope that after reviewing these thorough comments, they will finalize a rule that moves our nation forward on the adoption of renewable fuels, not backwards.
“Ultimately, this final rule should promote the policy goals of the RFS and call for an increase in the production of renewable fuels, so we can continue to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs at home that cannot be outsourced and mitigate climate change, while we improve our environment. Furthermore, it is critical we have the support of the Administration to end the monopoly oil companies have on the liquid fuels marketplace and finally provide consumers with a choice and savings at the pump.”
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