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.
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.
The RFS, the Rebound Effect, and an Additional 431 Million Tons of CO2
There’s a quirk of macroeconomics known as the rebound effect, and it can be a bit of a drag. When the price of a widely used commodity falls, consumers tend to use more of it. In most cases, that’s a good thing. But sometimes the price drop is the unintended consequence of policies or technologies […]