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EPA releases 2017 RVOs

With the release of the 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has demonstrated once again that it has not learned from its past errors.

Building an Unbreakable ‘Blend Wall’

Two Congressmen—an environmentalist from Vermont and a former oil man from Texas—are crossing party lines to take a stand and call for reform to the unworkable ethanol mandates.

The Summertime Hunt for Ethanol-Free Fuel

Sweet summertime is almost upon us - and more than ever, boaters are in search of ethanol-free fuel (E0) for their boats. Learn from two boating experts about the task of finding E0 to avoid the summertime sadness.

Join Us in DC!

For the next two weeks, historic vehicles are taking over our nation’s capital, and we want you to be a part of the festivities! We would be honored if you would join us for the second annual Cars at the Capital event in Washington, DC.

WELCOME TO FUELTOPIA

Imagine a world where government ethanol mandates work as they are intended to—with high ethanol-blend fuels efficiently powering all cars, boats, motorcycles and every small engine imaginable.

Recapping National Ag Week

See the National Ag Week GIFs we grew on the SFF farm!

EWG: Corn Ethanol is NOT a Renewable Fuel

The latest post from the Environmental Working Group looks at reports and analyses to come to the conclusion corn ethanol is NOT a renewable fuel.

Boater Voters want their voices heard!

Big ethanol was dealt a serious blow in the Iowa Caucus when an open opponent of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) won the GOP contest by historic margins. Now, people across the country are learning the truth about ethanol-blended fuel mandated by the RFS. As the election moves to key boating states, such as Florida, the truth is clearer than ever.

Phasing out the “2022” myth
Iowa’s Ethanol Echochamber: Who Said What, and What Difference Did it Make?

It was not a surprise that many Iowa Caucus candidates pandered to Big Corn and the ethanol lobby in the lead-up to February 1. For several presidential cycles, kissing up to King Corn has been considered a necessary part of the Iowa political calculus, right up there with visiting the State Fair. But this year turned conventional wisdom on its head.

An Iowa Q&A with Bob Shrum and Liz Mair
Iowa’s Ethanol Echochamber: Keeping Tabs on Political Pandering

When it comes to Iowa, this “ethanol echochamber” is by no means new – but for the first time, the Smarter Fuel Future campaign is quantifying it.

Why Iowa?

As Democrat Bob Shrum and Republican Liz Mair explain, it’s time for politicians to stop pandering to the ethanol lobby in Iowa.

2015 Year in Review

Another year has come and gone, and thanks to the hard work of our supporters, we have made significant progress in the fight to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Moose Want Answers from Presidential Candidates

If you’ve seen any of our recent posts, you may find yourself asking, “What do moose have to do with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)?” The answer is, “A lot.”

EPA Decision Means Ethanol “Blend-Wall” Will be Breached in 2016

As President Obama speaks out against climate change at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties, or COP21, his administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doubling down on ethanol mandates, a supposedly environmental policy that actually raises emissions.

RFS Makes Headlines at Florida Sunshine Summit

After hearing numerous Floridians explain the negative impacts of ethanol mandates, we hope it became clear to the candidates that something needs to be done.

Ahead of Fourth Republican Presidential Debate, Voters Demand Answers on Federal Ethanol Mandate

It’s time the GOP candidates give voters a clear answer about this important policy issue.

Election 2016: What the Candidates Say
Don’t Wait until Election Day

With Election Day only a year away, it’s more important than ever for you to speak up for the things you believe in. This can mean waiting to vote in the next election, or it can mean using your voice now.

Take Action Against Hunger on World Food Day

This Friday, as we honor World Food Day, we are reminded of a harsh reality: what should be a basic human right is inaccessible to many.