In the past three years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted 85 exemptions from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to oil refineries, destroying over 4 billion gallons of biofuel demand and threatening the future of biofuels facilities across the country. President Donald Trump announced a deal on October 4th to prevent future demand destruction and return integrity to the RFS. Less than two weeks later, when it was up to EPA to enact this deal, the agency rolled out a proposal that removed the certainty President Trump promised American farmers and biofuels producers. It is time to make your voice heard. Tell EPA to stick to the deal by signing the petition below.
Dear EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:
The demand destruction caused by small refinery exemptions is hurting ethanol and biodiesel plants across the country and in my community. These biofuels plants provide good-paying jobs in small towns and a boost to farmers, who are also facing uncertainty in a global market due to trade disputes. While the deal President Trump announced on October 4th ensured that RFS blend levels would be met, this EPA proposal removes that certainty. It is important that EPA base future small refinery exemption estimations on the average number of actual waived gallons, not DOE recommendations, in order to guarantee the integrity of the RFS. Stick to President Trump’s deal and restore certainty to the market so that ethanol and biodiesel plants can continue to provide high-quality fuel that is good for our environment, reduces our dependence on foreign oil, and enhances engine performance.