Railroads, Truckers Join the Fight Against Changing the Renewable Fuel Standard

Via NACS Online.

WASHINGTON – The Association of American Railroads, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, the American Trucking Associations, and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have entered their opposition to changing the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). This week, the associations sent a letter to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking her to not move the point of obligation under the RFS. 

The letter said that the EPA “has acted responsibly in denying previous petitions for a rulemaking to change the point of obligation and support EPA’s current regulatory action to deny similar petitions. The current petitions are proposing to move the point of obligation to entities that have never been obligated previously and that are not equipped to comply. Granting these petitions would disrupt the fuels markets, raise consumer fuel prices, and do so with no added benefit to the consumer or the program. We represent diverse interests but we are in agreement about this point.”