Ethanol Producer: Coalition Urges Lawmakers to ‘Stay the Course’ on RFS

Posted on October 23rd, 2012

From Ethanol Producer (October 22, 2012):

A coalition of seven biofuel trade associations sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, urging them to “stay the course” on the renewable fuel standard, as they review a range of options for providing drought relief. “We are writing to caution against any legislative changes to the renewable fuel standard policy, and ask your support in urging the U.S. EPA not to grant any waivers of RFS requirements.”

Those that signed the letter, which was sent Oct. 18, include representatives from the Advanced Ethanol Council, the Algae Biomass Organization, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Growth Energy, the National Biodiesel Board and the Renewable Fuels Association. “A number of groups and some governors have asserted that the RFS is a substantial part of the equation when it comes to grain prices, and they believe waiving the program this year or next will ease the impact of the drought on consumers,” he letter said. “There is substantial evidence to the contrary.”

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