RFA: House bill may be an indirect attempt to dismantle RFS

02/7/2012 | Farm Futures

A bill sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, that would allow ethanol made from domestic fossil fuels to qualify under the Renewable Fuel Standard is a misguided attempt to pass off fossil fuels as a renewable resource and undermine the RFS, according to Matt Hartwig, communications director for the Renewable Fuels Association. "It is simply lunacy to suggest that a fossil fuel belongs in any sort of renewable-energy policy," Hartwig said. "I think what is more troubling is this may be little more than a Trojan horse attempt to try to open up the Renewable Fuels Standard on Capitol Hill with the ultimate goal being to repeal it completely."

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