Republicans Urge Biden to Keep Renewable Fuel Standard Promises

USAgNet - 09/24/2021

Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach joined a group of House Republicans urging President Biden to keep his promise on upholding the Renewable Fuel Standard by not decimating the demand for billions of gallons of ethanol.

"If your Administration makes the unprecedented move to reopen the finalized 2020 RVO, and strip the demand for billions of gallons, the industry will certainly be devastated. As you stated, 'Lip service won't make up for the nearly four years of retroactive damage that's decimated our economy and forced ethanol plants to shutter.' If these rumors are correct, demand for over 5 billion gallons of renewable, clean fuels will be lost," the letter stated.

When he was running for president, Biden stated Trump-era RFS waivers were "harmful" and called for "setting strong RVO levels for 2021.

Co-leading the letter are Reps. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Ashley Hinson (R-IA), and Randy Feenstra (R-IA). Also signing the letter are Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Tracey Mann (R-KS), Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (R-IA), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), James Comer (R-KY), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jake LaTurner (R-KS), James R. Baird (R-IN), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Sam Graves (R-MO), Donald J. Bacon (R-NE), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), and Mike Bost (R-IL).


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