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).
Here’s what we’ve accomplished:
- We submitted 17,700 comments from advocates like you asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lower the ethanol levels in this year’s RVO ruling.
- The American Motorcyclist Association polled American voters to measure their feelings on the RFS. According to the survey, nearly 70 percent of likely voters across party lines polled in a national survey support reducing the amount of corn ethanol required by the RFS mandate. Additionally, 44 percent of voters on both sides of the political aisle indicated that they are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports the corn ethanol mandate created by the RFS.
- We took our messaging on the road, attending high-profile events like the Florida Sunshine Summit and the Fancy Farm Picnic. With a little help from the Kentucky Corn Cobs, we were able to spread kernels of truth about the negative consequences of the RFS.
- Through our #RFSonRecord campaign, we asked advocates like you to take a stance on ethanol mandates. We collected 14,500 statements from people all across the country speaking out against the harmful policies that threaten our environment and our economy. But we didn’t stop there. We challenged policymakers, including presidential candidates, to stop pandering to the ethanol lobby and start reforming the RFS.
- We continued our commitment to educating audiences by launching an extensive ad campaign to share the inconvenient facts about the ethanol mandate.
We’ve made quite a bit of progress this year, but there’s still work to be done. As we head into the new year with a presidential election on the horizon, it is more important than ever that we elect decision makers who have our country’s best interests at heart. This means reforming policies, like the ethanol mandate, that are detrimental to our environment and our economy.
Will you join us in 2016?