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Governors' Biofuels Coalition
NEWS UPDATE October 19, 2012

Biofuels industry presses congressional leaders to maintain fuel rule

By Zack Colman, The Hill  •    •  Posted October 19, 2012

Biofuels groups pressed congressional leadership Thursday to maintain a biofuels mandate when lawmakers consider drought-relief legislation. The groups want to keep the renewable fuel standard (RFS) intact. The rule requires refiners to blend 13.2 billion gallons of corn-based biofuel into transportation fuel this year. The biofuels industry has geared up for a short-term skirmish on the RFS. It wants to defeat a request for a one-year waiver from the rule by a handful of state governors who say it is untenable under drought conditions. [ read more … ]

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