U.S. House members urge the EPA to prioritize the RFS

February 13, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the American Coalition for Ethanol reports that a group of House members, who serve as chairs on the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to protect and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including maintaining the blending requirements for 2022, denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs), reversing course on the proposed retroactive cuts to previously finalized 2020 RVOs and setting 2021 RFS volumes at the statutory levels.

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement thanking the House members:

“As EPA prepares to make several important decisions regarding the RFS this year, the backing and leadership of these House members is greatly appreciated. EPA has steps at its disposal it can immediately take to get the RFS back on track and we appreciate the House members for underscoring these actions to the Agency, so the program’s potential can be fully realized. These members know growing demand and use for clean biofuel uplifts their constituencies in rural America and decarbonizes the transportation sector.”

The letter was signed by Representatives Angie Craig (MN-02), Cindy Axne (IA-03), Cheri Bustos (IL-17) Ron Kind (WI-03), Mark Pocan (WI-02) and David Scott (GA-13). A copy of the letter can be accessed here. This letter follows a similar request of EPA to prioritize the RFS by senators last week.

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