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EPA Recognizes Broken Ethanol Mandate Ignores Reality

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For Immediate Release: 
Friday, November 15, 2013

Washington, D.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to lower the amount of corn ethanol blended in gasoline in 2014 acknowledges that the Renewable Fuel Standard program is broken. However, Congress must act to address corn ethanol's well-documented harms to consumers and the environment, EWG said in a statement today.

Alex Rindler, EWG's Policy Associate, said:

“EPA’s proposal recognizes that the RFS is on a collision course with reality. In order to bring alternative biofuels to the market, Congress must permanently reform the program to eliminate the costly and environmentally destructive corn ethanol mandate. Corn ethanol has clearly failed to produce the benefits it once promised, and has proven to be disastrous for consumers and the environment."

 

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