Excerpt from 2013 July Newsletter

RFS Battle Heating Up

House Energy and Commerce Hearing

On July 23, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing to examine whether the RFS should be repealed, reformed or maintained at current blend levels. Testifying before the Committee: Jack Gerard, API; Charles Drevna, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM); Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association; Michael McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Association; and Dr. Jeremy I. Martin, Union of Concerned Scientists; Tom Buis, Growth Energy; Shane Karr, The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Todd Teske, Briggs & Stratton Corporation;, Robert Darbelnet, AAA; Joe Petrowski, The Cumberland Gulf Group on behalf of SIGMA and NACS and Joe Jobe, National Biodiesel Board.

In his opening statement, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) stated, “I hope we can start a discussion that considers a host of potential modifications and updates to the RFS……….

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