Senators push to maintain RFS

By Jerry Hagstrom:  Agweek

“We made our case that we believe that the levels they set send the wrong signals to the market,” Franken said.

But Franken said he emphasized that EPA’s plan to cut the volumetric requirement for biodiesel to 1.28 billion gallons would be particularly onerous because the industry produced almost 1.8 billion gallons last year.

Franken said the senators told Podesta the administration should retain higher standards because biofuels are domestically produced and create jobs. They also told him the oil industry’s arguments against higher levels of biofuels are wrong and that the oil industry is doing everything in its power to stop gas stations from selling biofuels.