President Trump is being pressured by corn and ethanol lobbies to make the Renewable Fuel Standard — the biggest biofuel mandate in American history — even bigger. Adding to an already unworkable mandate will increase costs for consumers, drive up imports of expensive foreign biodiesel and threaten American manufacturing jobs. And it will do nothing to address the challenges faced by farmers and ethanol producers due to the trade war.
The President doesn’t need to go through with this. There is still time to get it right and set the RFS at reasonable levels. Send a message to the EPA now: Don’t increase biofuel mandates.