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Congress Needs to Reform the Broken Renewable Fuel Standard

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For Immediate Release: 
Friday, May 29, 2015

The Obama administration today proposed to order vehicle fuel blenders to add 13.4 billion gallons of corn ethanol to gasoline this year and 14 billion gallons next year, as required by the Renewable Fuel Standard enacted in 2007. Emily Cassidy, EWG research analyst, said:

There are few things worse for the environment than gasoline, but corn ethanol is one of them. The administration's decision to blend more corn ethanol into gasoline will mean more greenhouse gas emissions at a time when we drastically need to curb them to slow climate change.  Congress should act now to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard to help drive the development of truly sustainable biofuels.

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