RFA Asks EPA to Fix Pruitt Damage to RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is imploring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rulemaking process “to fix the extensive damage done to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by former Administrator Scott Pruitt.”

“Administrative cuts to the RFS have resulted in significantly lower RIN prices, reduced corn and ethanol demand, avoided legal obligations for highly profitable businesses, and provided windfall profits for certain oil refiners,” said RFA Vice President of Government Affairs Samantha Slater in testimony delivered at a public hearing today in Ypsilanti, Mich. “The final rule should do less to cater to the whims of the oil industry in implementing the nation’s renewable fuel program, and more to create demand for ethanol, lowering prices at the pump for consumers and creating economic opportunities for farmers across the country.”

Listen to Slater’s testimony here: RFA testimony on EPA 2019 RVO proposal

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