Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied requests for a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), effectively allowing 40 percent of America’s corn crop to be processed into biofuels instead of food. This decision comes despite the 10 governors, 181 members of Congress, and thousands of Americans who told the EPA that this policy:
- Raises prices for staple foods;
- Damages the environment;
- Puts consumers at risk of engine damage; and
- Costs our nation $30 billion in economic growth.
Americans deserve a better solution – a smarter solution.
Click the below links to see what organizations from a variety of sectors think about today’s decision:
- “Livestock, Poultry, Dairy Producers Say RFS Is ‘Broken’”
- Friends of the Earth: “EPA prioritizes ethanol industry above struggling citizens”
- Clean Air Task Force: “EPA's Failure to Waive Ethanol Mandate Proves Outdated Policy Needs an Overhaul”
- American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers: “AFPM Responds to EPA Rejection of a Request for Renewable Fuel Standards Waiver”
- Grocery Manufacturers Association Statement on EPA Renewable Fuels Standard Waiver Decision
- Competitive Enterprise Institute: “EPA Denies RFS Waiver Petitions”