Bills seek to change how EPA sets biofuel targets

02/7/2013 | · ·

Legislation directing the Environmental Protection Agency to set the Renewable Fuel Standard's annual targets based on the previous year's output levels has been introduced by Reps. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah, and Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., David Vitter, R-La., and Michael Crapo, R-Idaho. The Fuels America coalition says the legislation "plays into the hands of oil companies looking to undermine the renewable fuel industry and deny Americans choice at the gas pump." Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Ethanol Council, said the legislation aims "to make the RFS reflect the marketplace instead of push the marketplace, which is what the oil industry wants because that would short-circuit the RFS."

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