Rep. Hinson introduces Defend the Blend Act to keep EPA from reducing 2020 RVO

November 24, 2021 |

In Washington, Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-01), alongside Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), Congresswoman Angie Craig (MN-02), and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), introduced the bipartisan Defend the Blend Act, legislation to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from reducing the minimum applicable volume of biofuels into transportation fuel once the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) levels are finalized for any given year. This would prevent the EPA from retroactively reducing 2020 RVO levels.

“Rumors abound that the EPA is going to retroactively reduce biofuel blending requirements for 2020—before they’ve even set levels for 2021 and 2022; this would be detrimental to Iowa’s biofuel industry. My bipartisan bill will hold the Administration accountable for maintaining the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard and give biofuel and ethanol producers the certainty they deserve,” said Congresswoman Ashley Hinson.

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