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?
Reforming the RFS already has bipartisan support in Congress because policymakers on both sides of the aisle have seen the negative impact it has had in their home states.
Despite overwhelming evidence that the ethanol mandate is a failed policy, in 2014 the ethanol lobby continued to prove they are divorced from reality by declaring the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) an “unmitigated success.”
As we approach yearend without a 2014 ethanol mandate, discussion this week covers the worries consumers have about the future of our gas prices and food security.
The EPA is hurting everyone by creating instability in the corn market, which impacts refiners, corn farmers, livestock producers and consumers together. The EPA’s favorite tactic, delaying the final rule for the 2014 RFS until sometime next year, is further proof that the policy is broken and the agency is no longer a good steward. It is time for Congress to take bipartisan action on the Renewable Fuel Standard instead.