Stand Up for Renewable Fuels and Defend the RFS!

The EPA recently proposed blending targets lower than what Congress prescribed under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – that’s bad news for our environment, rural economies, energy security, and American motorists.irfa-rfs

It’s time to make your voice heard, and tell the EPA that you support a robust RFS! Renewable fuels like ethanol and biodiesel help curb our dependence on foreign sourced petroleum, improve our air quality through reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increase competition at the pump to the benefit of consumers.

The EPA needs to hear from you! Please review the letter below and enter your information to sign the letter. The IRFA will collect the signatures and send the letter off to the EPA prior to the July 11 deadline.

Here’s the letter:

Dear EPA,

We, the undersigned, are writing to voice our strong support for higher ethanol and biodiesel blending targets under a robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The RFS benefits American consumers through competition in the fuel marketplace and a stronger rural economy, the environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions and energy security by promoting locally-produced renewable fuels.

The current EPA proposal will only hold back the immense growth we could see in biofuels, and stymie our efforts to curb our dependence on oil and lower emissions from the transportation sector. That’s why the EPA should set the renewable volume obligation for corn-based ethanol in 2017 at 15 billion gallons, as prescribed by Congress, and set the biomass-based diesel requirement for 2018 at 2.5 billion gallons.

Let’s get the RFS back on track by finalizing higher volumes that drive the market and build upon the progress we’ve already achieved in the fuel sector.