The Only Existing Transportation Fuel Program to Tackle Climate Change Is in Danger
The Fuels America Coalition will be holding a digital “Day of Action” on January 23, seeking out supporters of renewable fuel.
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the foundation for increasing production and use of renewable fuels in the United States. Renewable fuels reduce our dependence on oil, help diminish our carbon emissions, and provide economic opportunities across the country. But the RFS is under attack.
Recently, the Obama Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to drastically reduce the amount of renewable fuel blended in the nation’s gas supply next year.
This proposal would deal a serious blow to our nation’s climate policy – stalling the development of clean fuels derived from agricultural waste or even garbage – and further cement oil’s monopoly on your gas tank. Since renewable fuel is cheaper than petroleum, this proposal also means a huge handout to the oil companies – more than $10 billion in new profits – which will cost American drivers upwards of $7 billion in higher gas prices.
In response, BIO is working with the Fuels America Coalition to organize a digital “Day of Action” on January 23. We encourage you to file an official comment with the EPA on the proposal – and we want to make it easy for you. The coalition has built a web page that automates the process for supporters and champions of renewable energy to submit their comments to the EPA.
Send in your comments now telling the EPA and President Obama you oppose this plan to use dirtier and more expensive fuel.
We have less than two weeks left to stand up for clean energy and defend the Renewable Fuel Standard!