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  • Bioenergy CATF Statement on EPA’s Final 2020 RFS Biofuels Requirements

    BOSTON, December 19, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations today that establish the volume of biofuels that must be blended into the United States’ transportation fuel supply in 2020 (and 2021, for biomass-based diesel fuels). “Today’s rule is more evidence that the RFS has veered severely off course.

    December 19, 2019
  • Bioenergy RFS Politics Keep Ping-Ponging and the Environment Keeps Losing

    If a contest was held to identify the Trump Administration’s most haywire, least efficient, most higgledy-piggledy exercise in policymaking, its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard would have to be in the running. Surely other policy initiatives have caused more harm in the past three years, environmental and otherwise—but the RFS is no slouch in […]

    October 4, 2019
  • Bioenergy CATF, other groups push EPA to protect natural landscapes from biofuel crop expansion

    Clean Air Task Force and Earthjustice filed a petition on behalf of 11 environmental organizations demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency protect prairies and other natural habitats from being plowed under for the purpose of growing more biofuel crops.

    December 7, 2018
  • News & Media CATF Statement on EPA’s Final 2019 RFS Biofuels Requirements

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations that establish the volume of biofuels that must be blended into the United States’ transportation fuel supply in 2019 (and 2020, for biomass-based diesel fuels).

    November 30, 2018
  • Bioenergy More Ethanol, More Problems

    The ethanol industry produces more ethanol than the US fuel market can readily use.

    October 9, 2018
  • Bioenergy EPA’s Report on the Environmental Impacts of Biofuels

    We’ve waded through the various and sundry mistakes Congress made in 2007 when it dramatically expanded the size and the duration of the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA).

    July 9, 2018
  • Bioenergy The RFS’s Unhappy Birthday: A Mistake Turns 10

    Ten years ago this week—on December 19, 2007—President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) into law.

    December 18, 2017
  • Bioenergy The Wrong Lessons from China

    When President Xi Jinping of China visits Mar-a-Lago this week, it might not surprise him to learn that his host’s advisors see China and its environmental problems as a cautionary tale. He may be puzzled by their reasoning, though. Backing up a week, the night before Donald Trump joined EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other […]

    April 6, 2017