A coalition of senators sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden requesting stronger support for farmers and the biofuels industry and to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
The senators, led by Senator Tammy Duckworth, called on the Biden Administration to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject pending Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs).
They also called for the application of the 10th Circuit Court’s decision nationwide, publish Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) swiftly, approve pending pathway applications for corn kernel fibre ethanol, update EPA’s biofuels emissions modelling and include biofuels when reaffirming our nation’s commitment to the Paris Climate Accord.
“As we begin the new year and new Congress, we are grateful for Senators Duckworth, Klobuchar, Stabenow, Smith, Baldwin and Durbin's urgency on behalf of the biofuels industry to raise these top priorities to the incoming Biden Administration,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy.
“From swiftly publishing RVOs to rejecting SREs, this letter outlines the actions the Biden Administration needs to take to fulfill its campaign promises to rural America and make quick progress on their environmental and energy goals.”
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