Deadline Nears for RFS Waiver Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

The deadline for providing comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waiver request is coming up on October 11 and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is urging stakeholders in the industry to make their voices heard.

“If the RFS is put on hold, so is the American economy. So is our country’s steady march toward renewable fuels,” said RFA Executive Vice President Christina Martin in a notice sent to supporters today. “So are billions in investments and hundreds of thousands of jobs in America’s rural communities.”

Martin urges supporters of the RFS to find out how to make comments on the issue by going to the website “We’ve provided talking points and a sample letter to make it easy to make your voice heard, but your comment will have the biggest impact if you use specific examples from your state and local community to show how important the RFS is to you,” Martin says. “By speaking out, you will be helping protect a program that has played a pivotal role in reducing oil imports to the lowest levels since 1996, lowering gas prices, improving air quality, and strengthening the economic health of rural America.”

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