Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that he joined a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan emphasizing the importance of protecting Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) integrity for family farmers and rural communities across Wisconsin as the EPA works to finalize its RFS rulemaking.
In the letter, the lawmakers highlighted positive steps taken by the Administration to strengthen Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), but they also expressed concern with proposed retroactive reductions to RVO levels and encouraged the EPA to reconsider changes that could hurt producers and economic growth in rural communities. The lawmakers encouraged Administrator Regan to maintain the blending requirements for 2022, reconsider proposed retroactive cuts to previously finalized 2020 RVOs, and set 2021 RFS volumes at the statutory levels.
“Renewable biofuels help boost economic growth and markets for family farmers across rural communities and reduce the cost of fuel at the pump for hardworking Wisconsin families,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Maintaining RFS integrity is critical to providing our family farmers, biofuels producers, and consumers with the certainty they deserve.”
Rep. Kind is a member of the House Biofuels Caucus.