Tag: RFS

RFA asks President Biden to choose U.S. ethanol over OPEC+ oil

RFA asks President Biden to choose U.S. ethanol over OPEC+ oil

August 15, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., in response to this week’s announcement by the White House calling on OPEC+ member countries to increase oil output, the Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to President Biden supporting the Administration’s call for an investigation into the true causes of recent higher gas prices. The letter also underscored that the solution […]

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NBB launches ad campaign calling on Biden to support RFS

NBB launches ad campaign calling on Biden to support RFS

August 3, 2021 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board launched an ad campaign calling on President Biden to maintain his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The ads will air on more than 200 radio stations in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin on the Brownfield Ag News Network. “As a candidate last August, Joe Biden called the […]

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D.C. Circuit Court blasts refiner arguments on RFS

D.C. Circuit Court blasts refiner arguments on RFS

July 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association welcomed the D.C. Circuit Court’s outright rejection of arguments from oil refiners that the Renewable Fuel Standard causes them economic hardship and therefore the Environmental Protection Agency should have waived their 2019 RFS obligations. The court’s rebuke of the refiners’ arguments was part of a decision published Friday […]

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Oil industry launches six figure ad campaign demanding Biden rein in RFS costs

Oil industry launches six figure ad campaign demanding Biden rein in RFS costs

July 13, 2021 |

In Washington, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is going live with a six-figure, multi-channel ad campaign spotlighting the what it says are surging costs and unprecedented impact of biofuel mandates on America’s refineries and the need for immediate action from the President to get these costs under control. The campaign is anchored by […]

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Sens. Ernst and Grassley lead letter to Biden demanding he make good on campaign promises to support ethanol and biofuel

Sens. Ernst and Grassley lead letter to Biden demanding he make good on campaign promises to support ethanol and biofuel

June 30, 2021 |

In Iowa, with reports indicating the Biden Administration is weighing bailouts for Big Oil and undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is holding President Biden accountable for the promises he made on the campaign trail to support the biofuel industry and the family farmers who rely on it. Ernst is […]

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SCOTUS biofuel waiver decision – What it means, the good news, reactions, why it isn’t over yet

SCOTUS biofuel waiver decision – What it means, the good news, reactions, why it isn’t over yet

June 27, 2021 |

In heartbreak for biofuel producers, Friday’s 6-3 ruling from U.S. Supreme Court backed oil refineries and overturned a lower court’s decision with regard to small refinery exemptions from the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard requirements, even though the companies’ prior exemptions expired. The long battle of oil vs biofuel seems to go on and […]

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US Senators write EPA administrator seeks swift resolution of pending RFS applications

US Senators write EPA administrator seeks swift resolution of pending RFS applications

June 16, 2021 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the Biden administration to address languishing applications under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program, including moving forward with allowing renewable electricity made from biomass to qualify if it is used to power electric […]

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New poll finds growing bipartisan support for RFS and ethanol

New poll finds growing bipartisan support for RFS and ethanol

June 13, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuel Association reports that a recent poll found that voter support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hit its highest levels in at least five years. Meanwhile, the tracking poll shows support for the use of biofuels like low-carbon ethanol has remained consistently high, with a bipartisan majority of voters […]

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Sen. Ernst introduces Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Integrity Act of 2021 

Sen. Ernst introduces Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Integrity Act of 2021 

June 3, 2021 |

In Iowa, Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of both the Senate Agriculture and Environment and Public Works Committees, is continuing her work for Iowa’s farmers and biofuel producers by helping to introduce bipartisan legislation to bring more transparency and predictability to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery exemption process. The bill would require […]

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RFA says EPA should shelve proposal to extend RFS compliance deadlines

RFA says EPA should shelve proposal to extend RFS compliance deadlines

March 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., in comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Renewable Fuels Association opposed a proposal to extend the deadlines for demonstrating compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2019 and 2020. “This proposal is unnecessary, and the timelines are excessive,” wrote RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “All that the extensions […]

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