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The Importance of Keeping the Standard

Since the EPA came out with their decision last week to keep biofuels levels in place after considering Texas Governor Perry’s request my colleague Matt Carr, biofuels expert has blogged about the issue on The Hill Blog.  Check out his post.

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EPA Denies Texas Request to Waive RFS

Today, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson announced the decision to deny Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s request for a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Johnson said in a press release: “After reviewing the facts, it was clear this request did not meet the criteria in the law. The RFS remains an important tool in our ongoing efforts to reduce America’s greenhouse gas emissions and lessen our dependence on foreign oil, in aggressive yet practical ways.” In Read More >

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Why the RFS Is Vital

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality earlier this week held a hearing on implementation of the new Renewable Fuel Standard. Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D-S.D.), Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Assistant Administrator Robert Meyers, Bob Dinneen with the Renewable Fuels Association, Nathanael Greene with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Randy Kremer of KL Process Design Group, and Dr. Mark Stowers with POET were among those who testified. Stowers noted, A strong corn Read More >

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The 15 Percent Solution

Politicians are now beginning to call for a repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) recently announced that she would introduce legislation to freeze the biofuel mandate at current levels, saying, “Expanding biofuels while refusing to take other measures, such as lifting the ban on oil and natural gas production in Alaska and the Outer Continental Shelf, is counterproductive.” Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) also asked for a 50 percent Read More >

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