Statement on Today’s Release of the EPA’s Final Biofuel Targets For 2019 Under The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 

Mike carr, Executive director

november 30, 2018

Once again, President Trump has failed to keep his word. Candidate Trump promised farmers he would grow the biofuels market and protect the RFS. But even though today’s announcement provides a token increase in overall RFS volumes, President Trump still hasn’t restored the over two billion gallons in lost market from former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s ‘hardship waivers’ for companies like Chevron and Marathon.

The production of biofuels is a key driver of clean energy jobs, rural development, and energy independence. Candidate Trump had it right when he said he would grow the market for biofuels. We’re still waiting for President Trump to keep his word.