Bioenergy & Land Use
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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…
CATF Comments on EPA’s 2020/2021 RFS Volume Proposal
Comments by CATF to EPA highlighting the environmental damage associated with the production of RFS-mandated conventional biofuels.
Comments on EPA’s Proposal to Allow Year-Round Sales of E15
Two sets of comments developed by CATF and in conjunction with other organizations detail the technical and legal shortcomings of EPA’s proposal to allow the sale of E15 year-round, including during the summer ozone season.
CATF comments on biomass and BSER in ACE proposal
CATF and three other organizations oppose the use of biomass co-firing as a compliance option for reducing GHG from coal-fired power plants under EPA’s proposed “Affordable Clean Energy” Rule.
CATF Feedback to the EU Consultation on High- and Low-Indirect Land Use Change Biofuels
Comments by CATF encouraging the European Union to adopt more stringent restrictions on the use of food-based biofuels and other high-emitting biofuels.
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.
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).
Comments on the treatment of biomass-based power generation in EPA’s Proposed ACE Rule
CATF and eight other organizations urge EPA to withdraw its proposal to treat the combustion of biomass from managed forests as carbon neutral.