Sen. Grassley hits back at Clinton’s alleged interest in LCFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, according to Reuters, the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sought advice from California regulators on whether that state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard could apply nationwide, possibly to replace the existing Renewable Fuel Standard.  In an op-ed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette in May 2015, Clinton appeared to support the renewable fuels policies important to Iowans.   Sen. Chuck Grassley, long at the forefront of developing policies supporting renewable fuels, made the following comment on the Reuters report. 

“The Renewable Fuel Standard has been and continues to be a tremendous success for clean air, reduced dependence on foreign oil, and support for homegrown biofuels.  A low carbon fuel standard, which exists in California, is an invention of those who belittle the carbon benefit of traditional corn ethanol, using a scientifically questionable rationale.   Any proposal that opens up or undermines the RFS and results in less ethanol, biodiesel and cellulosic biofuels is a non-starter with those of us who understand the value of renewable fuels and the potential for industry innovation to continue indefinitely.”

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