Growth Energy Applauds Bipartisan Call for EPA to Fix and Finalize RVOs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, a bipartisan coalition of 14 U.S. Senators urged Administrator Regan to quickly finalize strong 2022 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO), set 2021 volumes at the statutory levels, reject retroactive cuts to the 2020 RVO, and deny all pending small refinery exemptions (SREs). The letter was led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor released the following statement thanking the Senators for their support:

“The final versions of the recently proposed 2020, 2021, and 2020 RVOs will have an immense impact for years to come on not only the biofuels industry, but also on the environment as our nation works to achieve net-zero emissions,” said Skor. “We applaud our Senate champions for showing leadership in this bipartisan call for EPA to finalize strong RVO levels and eliminate any proposed retroactive cuts. By doing so, EPA would be making meaningful progress in the Biden Administration’s commitment to move toward more low carbon alternatives in our transportation sector while supporting farmers and biofuels producers.”

The full letter is available here.