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Americans for Prosperity Testifies on the Renewable Fuel Standard

December 05, 2013

Arlington, Va. – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest free-market, grassroots organization testified at a public hearing Environmental Protection Agency on the recently-proposed rule relating to the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program.

“While Americans continue to struggle in the down economy, the RFS leads them to face higher prices at the grocery store and the gas pump,” testified Americans for Prosperity Federal Affairs Manager Christine Harbin Hanson. “Relaxing the requirements of this green energy mandate is a step in the right direction and an admission of the high cost it imposes on families and businesses.”

Full text of AFP’s written comments is available HERE

In a notice issued on November 15, EPA proposed a rule that will reduce the requirements for the renewable fuel standard (RFS), the federal mandate on gasoline makers to blend a certain percentage of renewable fuel into gasoline. Specifically, the EPA proposed to reduce the blending requirement in 2014 to 15.2 billion gallons, rolling it back to 2012 levels.

“Reducing this green energy mandate doesn’t go far enough, however; AFP strongly supports efforts to eliminate the RFS permanently,” Hanson said. “American taxpayers and ratepayers deserve federal energy policy solutions that are economically viable, not those that rely on government mandate like ethanol and the RFS.”

Full text of AFP’s written comments is available HERE

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