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AFPM issues statement on House Subcommittee blend wall hearing

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Charles T. Drevna, President of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), has issued a statement in response to the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements Hearing concerning the Environmental Protections Agency’s (EPA) role in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

In this statement, Drevna describes the RFS as a product of pure fantasy, citing its lack of grounding in reality as a compelling reason for its repeal. He has urged the EPA to take an honest look at the nation’s ability to consume the mandated volume of biofuels; existing engine technologies, compatibility problems with existing fuel delivery infrastructure, and consumer impacts are real world circumstances that require EPA to reduce the 2013 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for all four renewable fuel categories to more realistic levels.

Drevna has highlighted how, if left unaddressed, the policy will continue to adversely impact consumers at the grocery store and at the pump, as well as threatening engines on everything from automobiles to boats and lawnmowers.

The AFPM President has also drawn attention to the EPA’s failure to meet up to statutory requirements, continually missing the statutory deadline to set required levels for the following year; EPA has still not announced 2013 renewable fuel RVOs.

Adapted from press release by Emma McAleavey.

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