Rep. Johnson, Biofuels Caucus Urge EPA to Prioritize Biofuels
Washington, D.C. – Today members of the Biofuels Caucus, led by Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD), urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Regan to meet with the bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss prioritizing the Renewable Fuel Standard and higher ethanol and biodiesel blends in consultation with agricultural stakeholders. According to recent reports, biofuels or corn ethanol produce greenhouse gas emissions at a significantly lower rate than gasoline.
“As you know, biofuels are an integral part of sound environmental policy that serves to keep and create home-grown jobs, and generates demand for American farmers,” said the members. “A recent report found that greenhouse gas emissions from corn ethanol are 46% lower than gasoline. The role of biofuels provides a compelling story that must be utilized to achieve carbon emission reduction goals. Biofuels producers need to be included in any climate conversation, and rural America must not be left behind.”
The full letter can be found here.