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Smith Statement on EPA's Final Renewable Fuel Standard Rule

November 30, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) numbers for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

“The final RVO numbers released by the EPA are disappointing and do not reflect the standards for biofuels set by Congress,” Smith said. “Despite record corn harvests showing the supply exists, the EPA continues to undermine consumer choice at the fuel pump through arbitrary regulations. I hope the EPA will reconsider these RVO levels and recognize the necessity of an all-of-the-above approach to meet our country’s energy needs.”

Smith introduced H.R. 1736 in April to extend to E15 the same waiver from EPA volatility standards already granted to E10, allowing it to be sold year-round. To read more about H.R. 1736, click here.