Biodiesel Magazine: 52 Lawmakers Ask White House to Boost Biodiesel Volumes Under RFS

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

From Biodiesel Magazine (July 1, 2014):

Expressing urgent concerns about a proposed cut, 52 U.S. representatives from across the country called on President Obama in late June to continue growing biodiesel volumes under the renewable fuel standard (RFS).

“During your time in office you have supported the development and growth of the biodiesel industry,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to President Obama. “Now, biodiesel producers around the nation have the ability to generate nearly 2 billion gallons a year of the only EPA-approved advanced biofuel, which is commercially available across the United States. Therefore, we believe now is not the time for a critical shift in biodiesel policy. We urgently ask that you raise biodiesel’s RVO for 2014 above 1.28 billion gallons.”

“Biodiesel is the most successful EPA-designated advanced biofuel being produced today,” said Anne Steckel, NBB’s vice president of federal affairs. “This is an RFS success story that is delivering tremendous benefits to the nation in terms of cleaner air, jobs, and diversity in the fuels markets that is helping consumers. We need consistent federal policy to continue the progress we’ve made, and we are urging the administration to finalize a strong RFS volume as quickly as possible.”

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