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Comments on 2017/2018 RFS Volume Proposal
In individual and joint comments submitted to EPA, CATF urges the Agency to ensure that annual biofuel consumption requirements for 2017 and 2018 do not exacerbate the environmental damage already attributable to the Renewable Fuel Standard program.
Comments on Science Advisory Board’s Draft Report on EPA Biogenic CO2 Accounting Framework
CATF comments and multi-organization joint comments urging EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) to fix the discussion on “temporal scale” in the SAB draft report on EPA’s proposed framework for determining the net CO2 emissions from biomass-burning power plants.
Comments on EPA’s Proposed RFS Pathway for Biofuel Made from Jatropha
CATF and other environmental and public health organizations push EPA to revisit its proposal to allow biofuels made from the oilseed plant jatropha curca to qualify for credits under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The comments spotlight the negative impacts of jatropha production on greenhouse gas emissions from land use change,…
Comments on EPA’s Proposed RFS Volume Requirements for 2014-2017
In individual and joint comments submitted to EPA on the proposed “renewable volume obligations” for the Renewable Fuel Standard, CATF urges the Agency to use its full statutory authority to reduce the RFS’s annual biofuel consumption requirements below the target levels set by Congress in 2007.
Comments to OMB on EPA’s Proposed Treatment of Biomass in the CPP
Comments from CATF and thirteen other organizations to the White House Office of Management and Budget concerning EPA’s Clean Power Plan, alerting OMB to environmental and legal problems associated with EPA’s proposed treatment of carbon dioxide emissions from biomass combustion.
Comments on California ARB’s ILUC Review
In response to the California Air Resource Board’s ongoing review of indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions and their effect on the carbon intensity calculations for biofuels, CATF shared its analyses of recent studies that examine water availability, yields, and other key factors that influence ILUC.
Comments on EPA’s Proposed RFS Pathway for Brassica Carinata Biofuels
In response to EPA’s proposed determination that fuels made from the oilseed crop brassica carinata can qualify as “advanced biofuels” under the Renewable Fuel Standard, CATF comments focus on several problematic assumptions in the Agency’s lifecycle GHG emissions analysis.
Letter to Senators Describing the RFS’s Negative Impact of Environment and Food Security
In a letter sent to eleven US senators, the Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Working Group, ActionAid USA, and Oxfam America detail the Renewable Fuel Standard’s negative impact on both the environment and global food security, and urge the senators to reform the policy.