As the RFS Reform Act (H.R. 704) was introduced in the House, the bill’s co-sponsors didn’t mince words. Representative Goodlatte (R-VA) called the RFS “a boondoggle.” Democrat Peter Welch of Vermont was more generous in his description labeling it a “well-intended flop.”
An increasing number of lawmakers realize the RFS is unworkable and driving up the price of food and gas. The most recent Member of Congress to pile on is Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), who called the ethanol mandate a "flop" this week and rightfully argued for serious changes to the program.
Republicans have long criticized the EPA’s renewable fuel standards, which require gas refiners to mix biofuels with conventional gasoline. Rep. Peter Welch (D., Vt.) remarks, originally reported in the Hill, are at odds with the Obama administration’s stance on the program.
In Fort Smith on Tuesday for a private lunch at First National Bank, Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, said he is working to revise the Environmental Protection Agency measure with a coalition of Democrats and Republicans.