ACE praises EPA for denying RFS waiver requests

| November 16, 2012
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Sioux Falls, SD  – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for denying a request from a handful of states to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

“Despite millions of dollars spent by Big Oil and Big Food to shamelessly attack American-made ethanol, it comes as no surprise EPA denied the requests to waive the RFS because the facts are on our side,” said Brian Jennings, ACE Executive Vice President.  “EPA considered the flexibility built-into the RFS, precedent established in 2008, and data which proved waiving the RFS wouldn’t remedy the harm of the drought in making the right decision.”

Jennings says that comments submitted by ethanol supporters were a factor in the EPA’s decision.

“In a strong demonstration of grassroots support for ethanol, more than 130 unique comments were submitted by ACE members from 15 different states making the case for the RFS,” said Jennings.  “Given the battle we anticipate over the RFS in Congress next year, we encourage ethanol supporters to stay engaged.  One way to remain actively involved is to join ACE for our annual ‘Biofuels Beltway March’ fly-in scheduled for March 13-14 on Capitol Hill.”

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