Farming groups push Biden to hold ‘strong’ on biofuel quotas

Source: BBy Jennifer Dlouhy and Kim Chapman, Bloomberg • Posted: Monday, June 21, 2021

Seven groups representing farmers, biodiesel manufacturers and ethanol producers implored Biden administration officials to maintain strong biofuel-blending mandates they called critical to “protecting middle-class jobs and expanding low-carbon U.S. manufacturing.” Oil refiners that have lobbied for reductions are using the Renewable Fuel Standard “as a scapegoat for unrelated executive actions to appease dissatisfied investors,” the National Farmers Union, Renewable Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board and other groups say in a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan