Lawmakers Take Concerns About RFS Reduction to EPA
(NAFB)--Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy heard from lawmakers disappointed with the proposal to lower the Renewable Fuel Standard Wednesday. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson was among those in the meeting. He’s hopeful the EPA’s final rule will take the concerns of constituents into account. Peterson notes the rural economy has been one of the few bright spots in recent years. He says that’s due in large part to the RFS. Reducing the RFS - Peterson says - would have a negative impact on jobs and the rural economy - and would halt advances in the next generation of renewable fuels. Peterson is going to continue pushing for a strong RFS as EPA moves forward with the rulemaking process.