Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has introduced H.R. 703, the “RFS Elimination Act.” This legislation would eliminate the Renewable Fuels Standard and make ethanol compete in the free market, according to Goodlatte. He also introduced the “RFS Reform Act,” (H.R. 704) which would eliminate the corn-based ethanol requirements of the RFS, caps the amount of ethanol that can be blended into conventional gasoline at 10%, and requires the Environmental Protection Agency to set cellulosic biofuels levels at production levels.
Goodlatte said, “The federal government’s ethanol mandate has triggered a domino effect that is hurting American consumers, energy users, livestock producers, food manufacturers and retailers. Plus, the EPA’s continued failure to meet their deadlines to set renewable fuels requirements for both this year and last year, only create more uncertainty for those who must comply with this mandate.”