WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Growth Energy released the following statement from CEO Emily Skor on the Udall-Welch bill:
“When oil companies try to ghost write legislation for environmental front groups, you end up with some pretty backwards ideas, and that’s exactly what this appears to be. It’s dead on arrival with any lawmaker who cares about the climate, energy security, or the farm economy.
“This bill is yet another anti-agriculture, anti-farmer, and anti-environment attempt by the usual suspects to gut the Renewable Fuel Standard in favor of protecting the marketplace for fossil fuels at the expense of American farmers and the environment. It artificially caps renewable energy at exactly the levels oil companies have proposed for years and virtually guarantees increased demand for fossil fuels.”