Loebsack Statement on Devastating Cut to RFS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Friday, 15 November 2013 14:50

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the renewable fuel volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014.

“It is clear that this Administration has done a complete 180 on their support for biofuels. Today’s announcement is a devastating decision for Iowa’s farmers, rural communities and economy. It will also only increase our dependence on foreign oil at the expense of homegrown fuel. It is a slap in the face to our homegrown industry and Iowa’s economy that once again Big Oil has dictated our energy policy while stomping on rural America and hampering efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. I believe in making things in America and there is no reason our fuels shouldn’t be made here as well.

“The numbers for renewable fuel and biodiesel released by the EPA are completely unacceptable and I will fight to ensure that Iowa farmers are able to continue move our nation on a sustainable path forward.”

A link to a video of Loebsack’s reaction to today’s announcement can be found here.

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