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Energy & Environment Legislative Alerts
AFP is proud to join a large coalition of organizations in calling on Congress to oppose the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires refiners to blend a certain amount of biofuel in gasoline.
Earlier this year, Senators Pat Toomey, Mark Pryor, and John Barrasso introduced a bill (S. 1195) that will repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its entirety. Established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the RFS requires a certain amount of renewable fuels to be blended in with gasoline. When arguing in favor of S. 1195, Senator Toomey stated that “Not only does the mandate likely harm our car engines, it drives up farmers' and ranchers' costs and causes increased prices in almost everything we buy in the grocery store.” Likewise, Senator Pryor claims that the RFS drives up Arkansas’ gas and food prices. These Senators are correct in their reasoning. For the economic well-being of hard-working families, Congress should repeal the RFS.
AFP is proud to lead a coalition of 24 DC-based organizations in calling on Congress to let the wind production tax credit expire.
By, James Valvo This week EPA kicked off the next round in the decades-old debate over the agency’s jurisdiction to regulate land and water usage under section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Section 404 authorizes EPA and the Army Corp of Engineers to regulate who and when dredge and fill material may be disposed [...]
AFP supports Sen. Barrasso's and Rep. Goodlatte's legislation to repeal the RFS. Eliminating the government mandate that refiners blend a certain amount of biofuel in gasoline would have a positive impact on household budgets.