labor leaders appeal to trump administration to reverse destructive course on biofuels

Mike carr, executive director

september 6, 2019

New Energy America released the following statement in support of the Labor Coalition For Biofuels’ letter to EPA Administrator Wheeler urging him to immediately end the ongoing abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions:

“Since its revision in 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been instrumental to the economic security of rural America. It has spurred innovation in the biofuels industry, provided farmers across the Midwest with secure income, and created thousands of solid, well-paying jobs. Notably, it has also given the United States a low-carbon alternative fuel source, lessening our dependence on fossil fuels, and allowed us to be a global leader in a key emerging technology. We stand with farmers and the renewable fuels industry in urging Administrator Wheeler to consider the catastrophic economic consequences the continued issuance of these Small Refinery Exemptions has had on rural America, and to restore the RFS to its core role delivering economic and environmental benefits to farm country and the rest of the Nation as Congress originally intended.”

Read the full letter here