Those who tout the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a “green” policy are onto something. The RFS is definitely green — unfortunately, it’s the kind of green that creates algal blooms that harm ecosystems and marine life.
As a coalition of diverse organizations representing environmental, anti-hunger, consumer and business interests, Smarter Fuel Future is committed to spreading the truth about the innumerable negative impacts and unintended consequences of the government-imposed ethanol mandates created by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
As we move into the second GOP debate of the 2016 presidential election, you may wonder: Why should I care about this issue right now?
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, is headed to Kansas City, Kan. next week to host the one and only public hearing on the agency’s most recent proposal on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
For our third Hall of Legislative Curiosities series we’ve taken a look at the environmental problems at the heart of this perplexing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
Californians are currently experiencing one of the worst and most persistent droughts on record.
At a time when every drop of water counts in California, ethanol plants are using upwards of 150 gallons of water to refine 1 gallon of ethanol — using enough water to supply a California town of 5,000 every year.
Biofuel production is often touted as a boon to rural development, but a University of Iowa engineering professor is worried about the effect of corn ethanol plants on his and other states' water supplies.
A Government Accountability Office report calls for the Energy Department to institute an oversight program to evaluate water availability and use by energy producers. It notes the Energy Policy Act of 2005 required the department to implement a similar program, but has so far failed to do so.