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  • 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

  • More Ethanol, More Problems

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

  • 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).

  • CATF Statement on EPA’s Proposed 2019 RFS Biofuels Requirements

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

  • Biofuels Coalition Press Release on Welch/Udall RFS Reform Bills

    Seeking to break through the deadlocked discussions between oil interests and the corn ethanol industry, conservation groups signaled their strong support for bills introduced today in the U.S. House and Senate to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard and reverse the damage that the law—known as the biofuel mandate—has caused since its enactment in 2007.

  • 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.

  • API’s “Environmental Partnership:” Years Behind the Curve on Methane from the Oil and Gas Industry

    This week, the American Petroleum Institute (API) launched its “Environmental Partnership” with 26 oil and gas companies to target reductions of methane pollution from three different sources.

  • Corn Ethanol Attacks Vermont!

    When a Washington-based lobbying outfit started airing television ads in Vermont that attack Rep. Peter Welch because he wants to scale back federal support for corn ethanol, the erstwhile Vermonter in me took offense. It has been a few years since I lived in Vermont, but I’ll probably always consider myself a Vermonter and I […]