Renewable Fuel Standard Improved
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), this dictates how much biofuel is blended into our nation’s fuel supply.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) has pushed the Obama Administration to make a change and make the RFS stronger.
Sen. Franken released the following statement:
“The Renewable Fuel Standard creates good jobs, promotes homegrown energy, and decreases our reliance on foreign oil,” said Sen. Franken, a member of the Senate Energy Committee. “So that’s why earlier this year, when the EPA proposed inadequate RFS targets for 2017, I immediately fought back. I’m very pleased to see that the Obama Administration listened and that we’re going to see stronger requirements for ethanol, biodiesel, and advanced biofuels. This is big news for farmers, rural businesses, and communities across Minnesota.”
The RFS program was created by Congress in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on imported oil, according to the EPA.