184 lawmakers want EPA to reduce 2016 biofuel mandate

By Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner.

Almost 200 House members want the Environmental Protection Agency to halt its plan to increase the amount of biofuels required in gasoline next year.

The 184 lawmakers from both parties sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday expressing their concern about the agency's plan to increase the Renewable Fuel Standard, which is the amount of biofuel that is added to gasoline.

Instead of requiring gasoline to contain a certain percentage of biofuel, the Renewable Fuel Standards requires a certain amount of biofuel to be added to gasoline every year. The standard would be increased to 36 billion gallons of biofuels added to the nation's gasoline supply by 2022.