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ACE statement in opposition to Welch, Udall legislation

Sioux Falls, SD (March 8, 2018) – Companion bills to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) were introduced today by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) in the U.S. House and Senate, called the GREENER Fuels Act (Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act). The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in response to this introduced legislation: 

“If this strange and unserious legislation ever became law it would have the opposite of its intended effect.  Dismantling the RFS in this way would increase pump prices and greenhouse gas emissions.  It would also be the final nail in the coffin for some farmers and rural communities who are already struggling.  Thankfully when Congress enacted the RFS several years ago it took a more forward-thinking approach that remains the law of the land today.  We intend to keep it that way.”

For a copy of the legislation, click here and here.

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