EPA Bureaucrats Bungle the RFS…Again

Agency’s Mismanagement Highlights Need to Repeal the Mandate WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on EPA’s 2014-2016 volume requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “EPA bureaucrats continue to prove they are incapable of managing the RFS. The agency consistently misses deadlines and sets unrealistic levels for cellulosic ethanol, […]

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Ethanol Group Misses Mark on Energy Scorecard

Throughout the presidential campaign thus far, several candidates have made energy issues key aspects of their platforms. In Iowa, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been of particular import due to the heavy influence of the ethanol lobby. One group, America’s Renewable Future, is looking to pressure candidates to support its position by releasing a […]

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Clinton’s Ethanol Plan Harms Rural America

Last month, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her “Plan for a Vibrant Rural America.” Despite Clinton’s claims, her plan will harm rural families. Moreover, by mandating expensive transportation fuels, Clinton’s plan amounts to a national gas tax. Clinton Flip-Flopped on Ethanol “Gas Tax” As a Senator, Clinton once adamantly opposed an early version of the […]

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Clinton’s Ethanol Plan Would Harm Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s “plan for a vibrant rural America,” which includes transitioning the Renewable Fuel Standard into a mandate for so-called “advanced” and cellulosic biofuels: “Hillary Clinton’s ‘plan for a vibrant rural America’ actually harms rural America. By mandating […]

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WSJ Op-Ed: RFS Drives Up Costs at The Pump & On The Plate

This week, food industry leaders Mike Brown and Rob Green penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal encapsulating the numerous, costly flaws of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  Mr. Brown, president of the National Chicken Council, and Mr. Green, executive director of the National Council of Chain Restaurants, explain how this broken mandate is forcing American taxpayers […]

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Daily Beast: Hillary’s Big Iowa Flip-Flop

Last week, Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, penned an op-ed discussing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s convenient flip-flop on ethanol. Bryce points out that after voting against ethanol 17 times in the Senate, Hillary’s presidential aspirations made her quickly change her tune in 2007. An excerpt from the piece follows: As Clinton and […]

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USA Today Tears Into Flawed RFS

The barrage of criticism targeting the Renewable Fuel Standard is showing no signs of stopping. Just last week, the The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal took aim at the costly and flawed federal biofuel mandate. Now, on the heels of the recent Iowa Ag Summit, where numerous prominent Republican presidential candidates kowtowed […]

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