New D.C. ad push aims to spur support for RFS

Source: Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter • Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

Biofuels supporters this week launched a Memorial Day ad campaign in Washington, D.C., to rally support for the renewable fuel standard.

The ads, which connect renewable fuels to lower gas prices, will play this week on a local radio station and on gasoline station monitors inside the Beltway, according to Fuels America, a coalition of biofuels, agriculture and national security interests that support the federal biofuels mandate.The campaign urges the public to tell the Obama administration to support the mandate, through which U.S. EPA sets yearly requirements for refiners to use ethanol and advanced biofuels.

It comes as EPA is in the final stages of considering a rule that would lower the targets for the first time this year, largely on concerns expressed by the oil industry over a lack of adequate renewable fuel infrastructure.

Fuels America did not disclose details about the cost of the campaign.