Chairwoman Stabenow Statement on RFS Inaction

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today issued the following statement regarding EPA’s decision to delay acting on the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard rule until 2015:

“Today’s announcement shows how deeply flawed the EPA’s original RFS rule was,” said Stabenow. “The EPA needs to work toward a new rule in 2015 that will provide long-term certainty needed for the advanced biofuels industry to give real competition to Big Oil at the gas pump.  I urge the administration to make this a priority and take a hard look at how this could seriously set back growth at a crucial time when tremendous progress is being made toward commercial-scale production of advanced biofuels that are creating home-grown American energy.”