The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) ran an ad this week in political publications hitting back at House-sponsored legislation that would keep renewable fuels at less than 10 percent of the market.
The ad in The Hill, Politico and Morning Consult said the 10 percent so-called “blend wall” is a myth and a bill sponsored by Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Peter Welch (D-VT) would place a very specific 9.7 percent cap on biofuels in the nation’s fuel supply under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is what RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen says is exactly what the oil companies want. “We’ll continue to fight the oil companies’ misleading narrative regarding the blend wall,” said Dinneen. “We’ll be looking for other opportunities to run this ad, but will also be working with our allies on Capitol Hill to make sure that Congress understands the facts on this issue and the importance of maintaining the RFS.”
The bill is called the “Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act” (H.R. 5180), and was introduced earlier this year with the additional support of Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jim Costa (D-CA).