Loebsack Submits Comments to EPA on RFS Proposal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 16:03

Says RFS proposal would hurt Iowa’s rural communities, cost thousands of jobs

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the unacceptable proposed renewable fuels volume obligations (RVOs) for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Since the rule was first proposed last year, Loebsack has been leading the fight to highlight the importance of the RFS to Iowa’s farmers, rural communities and economy. Loebsack has met with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and led a delegation of his colleagues in calling for a meeting with the White House to personally deliver Iowans’ message. He also joined Governor Branstad in hosting "Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard,” which gave all Iowans an opportunity to have their voices heard. Today is the final day that the EPA is accepting comments. Any concerned Iowan is encouraged to submit comments online at www.regulations.gov or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All comments should reference Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0479.

“I’ve heard strong concerns from my constituents and from Iowans across the state about the proposed 2014 renewable fuel volume obligations (RVOs) for the Renewable Fuel Standard,” wrote Loebsack. “I strongly believe the RFS is working and is the right policy for Iowa, our country, our farmers, and our rural communities. [They] should not have to solely bear the costs of the inflexibility of Big Oil to control the market and consumer choices. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I once again urge you to reconsider the proposed 2014 RVOs.”

A copy of Loebsack’s comments can be found here.


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