WASHINGTON, D.C. — Growth Energy’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Chris Bliley, will testify Tuesday, August 1, during the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing for the proposed rule, “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019.”

“I look forward to the opportunity to voice our industry’s support for the EPA’s proposal to keep the conventional biofuel amount steady at 15 billion gallons,” Bliley said.

“The biofuels industry is committed to preserving our nation’s most successful energy policy — the Renewable Fuel Standard — and achieving the statutory Renewable Volume Obligation levels prescribed by Congress. We are concerned about the agency’s backpedaling on advanced biofuels and cellulosic biofuels, in particular. If we want energy dominance and innovation, we need to continue to build upon the success of the RFS by maintaining the commitment to 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel and moving forward — not backward — on cellulosic.”

The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. EDT at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Bliley is scheduled to testify in Panel 1 at 9 a.m.; view his full testimony. Growth Energy will submit additional comments to the agency before the comment period concludes on August 31, 2017.

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