Volume 93 Issue 28 | p. 23
Issue Date: July 13, 2015

Renewable Fuel Standards Spark Opposition

Environmental Protection Agency’s biofuels plan draws fire
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability, Economy, Entrepreneurs
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: renewable fuels standard, EPA, ethanol, biofuels

Oil, chemical, agribusiness, and biotechnology companies regularly spar with each other over the biofuels market. But now, all are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).

Agribusiness, biotech, and chemical firms see the proposed standards for the ratio of biofuels to petroleum-based fuels required to be in the U.S. fuel supply as wanting. They say a nascent industry is being starved to serve other . . .

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