WASHINGTON, DC — Today, a bipartisan group of representatives from the Congressional Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the EPA to finalize blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that will expand the production of renewable fuels and offer consumers a choice at the pump. The letter highlighted the success, progress and growth of the renewable fuel industry since Congress adopted the RFS in 2005. Emily Skor, Growth Energy CEO, issued the following statement:
“The letter explicitly urges EPA to put the RFS program back on track by finalizing blending targets that are in line with Congress’ original intent. The RFS program has successfully grown the biofuels industry in the United States, and finalizing blending targets that satisfy the original statutory requirements will keep that progress intact.
“We commend these members of Congress for supporting progress in the biofuels industry, and protecting America’s security and economy through the RFS. The EPA must return stability to this policy to ensure that we do not turn back the clock on the strides we have made. The RFS improves our environment by reducing harmful emissions and displacing toxic chemicals found in gasoline, creates American jobs, reduces our dependence on foreign oil and gives American consumers a choice of a higher performing, less expensive fuel.
“The RFS is our nation’s most successful energy policy, and the biofuels industry is an American success story. We thank this bipartisan group of representatives for their commitment to fostering growth in the American biofuels industry, and stand with them in support.”
Click HERE to read the full letter.
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