Monday, February 24, 2020

NFU president submits comments to EPA on renewable fuel standard

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson encouraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday to adopt the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) levels for its renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligations.

“The volume standards issued in EPA’s proposed rule for RFS target levels are unacceptable and will further hurt investment in a renewable fuel sector that has already been damaged by significant delays in issuing the standards,” Johnson said in comments to the agency. “NFU strongly urges the administration to comply with the RFS levels already provided in the popular, bipartisan EISA statute.”

Johnson suggested that the goals the EPA means to achieve with the RFS are better served using the EISA levels, as well as climate resiliency.

“NFU respectfully asks EPA to issue a final rule implementing volume standards that match those Congress set in EISA,” Johnson said. “Those standards will drive investment in advanced biofuel production and rural communities and contribute to climate resiliency. NFU stands ready to offer any support and assistance EPA may find helpful regarding these matters.”

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