The Renewable Fuels Association and other groups wrote a letter to congressional leaders, urging lawmakers to support the Renewable Fuel Standard and reject any moves to change it. "Thanks in part to the RFS, U.S. oil imports fell below 50% in 2010 for the first time since 1997, and, oil imports stand as just 45% today," the letter stated. "Efforts to amend or reform the RFS would send a chilling signal to a marketplace at just the time when the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industries are on the cusp of commercial production to help meet this nation's energy independence and security needs."

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