Ethanol Industry Commends Court for RFS Ruling
by Growth Energy/Renewable Fuels Association (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …(T)he U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a petition by the Chicken Council challenging the U.S. EPA rulemaking on the renewable fuel standard (RFS2).
The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy, along with other biofuel advocates, intervened in the case. Following the court’s dismissal of the meat industry petition, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis and RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement:
“Today’s decision is nothing short of a victory for American ethanol producers and renewable fuel advocates. This was the last of many challenges to the RFS2 rulemaking and each one was rejected. With the court denying this latest challenge, they have vindicated the rulemaking process of the RFS2. The RFS is arguably the nation’s most effective energy policy. It has spurred the development of a domestic biofuels industry that is creating hundreds of thousands of jobs that cannot be outsourced. In addition, it is helping to decrease the nation’s reliance on imported oil and thus reducing prices at the pump. READ MORE