This morning hundreds of people are expected at the RFS Rally (Renewable Fuel Standard) in support of keeping the renewable biofuel volumes for 2014 moving in the right direction: up. Patriot Renewable Fuels, located in Annawan, IL is hosting the event with Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) speaking about her support of the RFS.
Rep. Bustos along with Representative Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) have written a letter for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gina McCarthy expressing concern over the proposed rule regarding the RFS. The proposed 2014 rule reduces the renewable volume obligations and she says the rule threatens the long-term viability of the policy.Bustos notes the proposed rule doesn’t even maintain the status quo, but instead moves the country backwards. “This reduction could hurt rural economies, jeopardize American jobs, raises prices at the pump and deters investment in biofuels and biofuel infrastructure.”
In preparation for tomorrow’s RFS rally, Patriot Renewable Fuels has created a White House petition to reinstate higher renewable fuels volumes. Patriot’s Gene Griffith, along with all the employees of the biofuel facility, encourage the industry to join together to ensure the future of the biofuel industry and rural economies.
It is important to know that this White House petition needs 100,000 signatures by December 26, 2013 for President Obama to personally address America’s request to keep the RFS intact.
Griffith says the 100,000 signatures will help support America, support the biofuel industry, support Patriot and other biofuel producers and support the rural economies in which they operate. Please take the time right now to sign the petition.