Obama Administration Punts On Ethanol Mandate Until 2015

Washington, D.C. – The Obama administration today delayed its decision to finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard until next year.

Mike Lavender, EWG’s policy analyst, released the following statement:

“Today's announcement is further evidence that Congress must reform our badly broken food-to-fuel policies. By failing to reduce the amount of corn ethanol blended into gasoline, the Obama administration today missed an opportunity to immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If we hope to reverse climate change, we need greenhouse gas reductions now, not in 2025, and reducing the amount of corn ethanol in gasoline is among the most effective tools at the administration’s disposal. We urge the administration to quickly finalize a RVO that paves the way for truly “green” biofuels."

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