House lawmakers ask EPA to stop issuing RFS waivers

By Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine.

On Oct. 15, a group of 19 democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. EPA expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s widespread issuance of waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard.

“We are concerned that these actions have effectively cut blending targets by 2.25 billion gallons, contributing to higher gas prices and elevated levels of harmful emissions, especially in communities of color,” they wrote. “We therefore urge you to halt the issuance of any additional waivers and to instead consider steps that could help unlock the full health and economic benefits of biofuels.”

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