The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) asked the Environmental Protection Agency to raise the Renewable Volume Obligations, the amount of renewable fuel in gas supply for 2017.
President Chip Bowling sent a letter with comments concerning RVO levels to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. In the Proposed Rule for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), the EPA proposed cutting ethanol below Congressional levels for the fourth consecutive year.
“The RFS is doing exactly what it was intended to do,” Bowling said in the letter. “It is successfully driving the adoption of renewable fuel alternatives to petroleum, supporting jobs across the country, and ensuring the United States remains a global leader in developing new renewable energy sources while decreasing GHG emissions here at home.”
In his letter on behalf of NCGA, Bowling urged the EPA to at least return to the statute on ethanol numbers.
“We request that you reconsider the proposed reduction in the renewable volume obligations as a step toward re-establishing regulatory certainty for the renewable fuels industry, and stand up for our nation’s environmental health,” Bowling said.
The full letter can be found on the NCGA website.
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