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Pledges to work with EPA to make sure 'biofuel targets reflect the goals set down in law.'

July 28, 2017

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today (July 28) ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency for reducing the 2016 total Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

This decision was in response to a joint petition filed in January 2016 to hear a challenge to the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Growth Energy along with Americans for Clean Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers, and the Renewable Fuels Association filed this petition.

“We’re very pleased with the court’s ruling, which restores Congressional intent and will ensure that renewable fuels continue to play a growing and important role in America’s fuel mix,” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said. “This is a major win for consumers, who save money when American biofuels can compete at the pump with foreign oil. Every year, American biofuels get more affordable and more sustainable. Ethanol slashes greenhouse gas emissions by 43%, and biofuel production supports hundreds of thousands of jobs across the U.S. . . . We look forward to working with the EPA to make sure that America’s biofuel targets reflect the goals set down in law.”

Related:Appeals court rules EPA can't consider supply when setting RFS volumes

Source: Growth Energy

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