This story quotes Growth Energy’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Chris Bliley, from the EPA’s July hearing on the proposed biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2020. It was originally published on Convenience Store Decisions’ website:
“‘Once again, the proposal assumes that despite exempting at least 190 million gallons of biofuel every year since 2013, that there will be ZERO gallons exempted in 2020. If EPA is going to waive billions of gallons, it must properly account for those gallons in the RVO calculation, so that demand-loss is not borne by biofuel producers and America’s farmers.
“… Ethanol plants have closed, employees have been laid off, trade has been cut, all on top of farmers’ crops being devastated – and EPA claims it is too difficult for refiners to blend 500 million gallons of biofuel as the law requires.
“What kind of signal does that send to farmers? What message does that send to companies seeking to invest in American biofuels? It speaks volumes.’”