Statement on Recent Anti-RFS Legislation
Posted 7 February 2013 in
The following is a statement from the Fuels America coalition on the introduction of anti-RFS legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives:
The bill introduced today from Reps. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah) is short-sighted and plays into the hands of oil companies looking to undermine the renewable fuel industry and deny Americans choice at the gas pump.
This bill guarantees that there would never be an incentive to produce any more cellulosic renewable fuel than was made last year, hardly a recipe for spurring innovation and investment.
What is really costing the American public is oil’s control over our fuel supply. That control creates huge profits for the industry, more than $118 billion in 2012 alone, with current gas prices the highest ever for early February.
Faced with that fact, the real question is whether our country wants alternatives to oil, or not. This bill, and others like it, only ensure one thing: that our economy will continue to be held hostage by the global price of oil by preventing renewable fuel from getting to market.
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