“If this is an environmental rule but it harms the environment, then who does it even benefit?”
After discovering the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the law that mandates biofuels like corn ethanol be blended into our fuel supply, Sofie Miller, a Senior Policy Analyst at the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, is speaking out against the policy.
“What we’ve seen so far in the implementation of the RFS is that it’s bad for the environment,” Miller said. “We could do as much as double the carbon emissions relative to gasoline production. It could be huge.”
And she’s not the only one concerned about the environmental failures of the RFS. Some of the world’s most respected conservation organizations including Environmental Working Group, the World Resources Institute and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have taken a stand against biofuels policies. All three groups have exposed the damage incurred by the air, land and water on which we all rely by increasing GHG emissions, converting millions of acres of conservation land to industrial corn fields and depleting and polluting our precious water supply.
Watch Sofie’s video to learn more about the environmental costs of the RFS and tell your Congressmen to reform this broken policy.