Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, filed a motion to intervene today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) v. EPA et al. (Case No. 23-1277). CBD is challenging EPA’s most recent “Set” rule for the 2023-2025 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement:
“By any measure, the RFS is one of the nation’s most successful renewable energy and environmental programs. And yet it’s the target of near constant litigation from groups seeking to weaken it, limit its reach, or undo it altogether. EPA has amply shown that the RFS Set does nothing to undermine our nation’s commitment to protecting endangered species. Oil industry interests surely must enjoy watching some environmental groups do their bidding by working so hard to undermine a program that is, today and into the future, reducing our nation’s reliance on fossil fuels and lowering carbon emissions.”
Read the full brief here.