Letter: Need Clear Picture of Fuel Standards
by Paul Winters (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/The Wichita Eagle) Kansans deserve a clear picture of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s future, and a recent letter did the RFS a disservice (“Winners, losers in U.S. fuel policy,” Feb. 17 Letters to the Editor).
Though the Environmental Protection Agency will set RFS volume requirements when the statutorily established volumes no longer apply, the agency will not have “unfettered control.” EPA will be bound by rules laid out in law, and it can’t ignore ethanol’s greenhouse gas reductions and energy security contributions.
EPA is already following these rules as it sets annual biomass-based diesel requirements, as statutory volumes no longer apply to that fuel.
Recently, several members of Kansas Young Republicans wrote to state newspapers, repeating this myth about the RFS after 2022. I’m left wondering why they’ve engaged in this campaign? READ MORE