California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Monday led five of his California colleagues in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge that it live up to Congress’ intent in enforcing the Renewable Fuel Standard. The House members urged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to get the program back on track. The letter was sent as advocates from the across the country joined to celebrate the landmark legislation’s 11th anniversary.

“The RFS was created to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and provide U.S. consumers with access to cleaner transportation fuels.  Despite the recent increase in domestic oil production, the U.S. economy remains heavily dependent on foreign oil and at the mercy of international market prices,” the lawmakers noted.

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