Growth Energy is urging the EPA to get the RFS program back on track.
A group of bipartisan representatives from the Congressional Biofuels Caucus has sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize the new blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The new blending targets will expand the production of renewable fuels and grant consumers more choices at the pump.
The letter, which was addressed to the EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, highlighted the success, progress and growth of the renewable fuel industry since Congress adopted the RFS in 2005. Emily Skor, Growth Energy CEO, issued the following statement:
“The letter explicitly urges EPA to put the RFS program back on track by finalizing blending targets that are in line with Congress’ original intent. The RFS program has successfully grown the biofuels industry in the U.S., and finalizing blending targets that satisfy the original statutory requirements will keep that progress intact.
“We commend these members of Congress for supporting progress in the biofuels industry, and protecting America’s security and economy through the RFS. The EPA must return stability to this policy to ensure that we do not turn back the clock on the strides we have made. The RFS improves our environment by reducing harmful emissions and displacing toxic chemicals found in gasoline, creates American jobs, reduces our dependence on foreign oil and gives American consumers a choice of a higher performing, less expensive fuel.
“The RFS is our nation’s most successful energy policy, and the biofuels industry is an American success story. We thank this bipartisan group of representatives for their commitment to fostering growth in the American biofuels industry, and stand with them in support.”