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House RFS Leaders Respond to Podesta’s Comments on Ethanol Mandate

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Washington, D.C., July 25, 2014 | comments

U.S. Representatives Bob Goodlatte (VA-6), Jim Costa (CA-16), Peter Welch (VT-AL), and Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement today in response to comments made by White House advisor John Podesta regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):

“Recent comments by a White House advisor implying a future increase in the ethanol mandate run counter to the position expressed by a majority of the House of Representatives. The EPA’s proposal for 2014, which included a reduction in the amount of ethanol blended into the fuel supply, was a positive step forward and acknowledged that the mandate is unworkable, detrimental to the environment, and price distorting to feedstock industries throughout the country. If these comments accurately represent the administration’s intentions, this would be a significant step backwards for American consumers and businesses. We urge EPA Administrator McCarthy and the Obama Administration to carefully consider the concerns of a majority of House lawmakers and take action to reduce the burden of the RFS for 2014.”

218+ House Members have either signed onto a letter or a bill calling for reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard.  

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