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Comments on EPA’s Proposed RFS Pathway for Biofuels Made From Sorghum Oil
CATF and five other organizations urge EPA to conduct a more comprehensive lifecycle GHG emission analysis for sorghum oil-based biofuels, to properly account for land use change impacts that result from the diversion of sorghum oil from feed markets to fuel markets.
A Decade of Futility: The Renewable Fuel Standard, 2007-2017
Ten years ago, on December 19, 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) into law and thus expanding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS was not only sold as a policy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase energy security, but also…
Supplementary Comments to EPA on RFS Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel for 2019
In response to a notice of supplemental information and request for further comment, CATF and seven other organizations advise EPA to mitigate the environmental harm caused by demand for vegetable oil-based biofuels by reducing the Renewable Fuels Standard’s annual consumption requirements.
Comments on 2018/2019 RFS Volume Proposal
Comments urging EPA to set annual biofuel consumption requirements for 2018/2019 at levels that do not worsen the environmental problems already associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard program. In particular, the comments-submitted by CATF and by a coalition of organizations-push EPA to minimize the extent to which the RFS diverts…
Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Opposing Expanded use of E15
CATF writes on the behalf of our millions of supporters and members urging the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to strongly oppose any attempt to expand the use of E15 (E15 is a mixture of 85% gasoline and 15% ethanol) during the ozone season.
Comments to EPA on Proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule
In response to a series of proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, CATF urges EPA to implement CCS guidelines, reconsider the use of the short-rotation trees as an approved RFS feedstock, allocate credits to producers of biogas-derived electricity on an equitable basis, and refuse to exempt any additional biofuel…
Comments to New York City on a Proposal to Mandate the Use of Biodiesel as a Heating Fuel
CATF letter detailing how the enactment of a proposed biodiesel mandate could result in increased net GHG emissions from city buildings.
ENGO Letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on Climate Impacts of Biomass Power
CATF and other NGOs point out multiple factual errors in Secretary Vilsack’s recent letter to UK Secretary Amber Rudd on biomass-based power and US export of wood pellets.