Science Committee Once Again Ignores Data, Science

WASHINGTON, DC —Today the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittees on Energy and Oversight will hold a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Historically, this committee has held biased, one-sided hearings by refusing to invite ethanol stakeholders – only critics. Today’s hearing will be no different. In response, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement:

“Holding a hearing on the RFS without any biofuels stakeholders is unacceptable and defeats the very purpose of what this congressional committee is tasked to accomplish. Inviting only vocal critics of the RFS and refusing to invite a single producer or stakeholder in the ethanol industry to testify fails to provide this committee with the appropriate and necessary information to make decisions backed by facts and data. If this is not a classic example of political theatre, I don’t know what is.”

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