Our friends at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) are asking for your letter of support of the Renewable Fuels Standard. NBB has launched a letter-writing campaign to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discourage the agency from cutting the amount of biomass-based diesel in the RFS:
As a supporter of the U.S. biodiesel industry, I want to express my alarm at the draft proposal for 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes that has been circulating recently. I want to make clear that, if approved, this proposal would reduce biodiesel production by some 25 percent and deliver a devastating blow to a young and growing industry, as well as to our bipartisan goals for building America’s energy capacity.
NBB has prepared a template to make it easier to submit the letter, and officials say now is the time for biodiesel advocates to step up to the plate:
The EPA’s draft 2014 volume proposal is now undergoing interagency review and won’t be made public until later this year. Our industry has proven it has the capacity to continue its successful growth, but given the attacks on the RFS this year, it is imperative that the biodiesel industry make its voice heard. We have met several times with [Office of Management and Budget] and EPA and are pressing for a volume increase for Biomass-based Diesel.
More information is available on the NBB’s Fueling Action Center website.