U.S. policymakers should resist the oil industry's efforts to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard and E15, according to Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. The oil industry is fighting against the RFS and the introduction of higher ethanol blends only because they pose a threat to its monopoly on the nation's fuel supply, Shaw states. Allowing the oil industry to get its way with regard to the RFS and E15 "would reward bad behavior, undermine the most successful energy policy on the books and turn back the clock on our energy security gains," Shaw writes.

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