ALG shares Sen. Barrasso’s concerns about new biofuel mandates

Oct. 3, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement agreeing with Sen. John Barrasso’s (R-Wyo.) concerns about the new biofuel mandates “will do more harm than good”:

“Senator John Barrasso is right to be concerned that the new biofuel mandates issued by the Environmental Protection Agency will do more harm than good.

“Let me be clear.  Anyone who puts E-15 gasoline in their engines is asking for trouble as the higher ethanol content provably harms engines.  Just as troubling is that the increased biofuel mandates continues the Obama administration’s policy of picking energy winners and losers, with the ultimate losers being the American public.  This corn farmer corporate cronyism will have the effect of doing long-term harm to our oil refinery capacity as the administration chose not to cap the costs of artificial credits (RINS) that are created to promote ethanol production.  While the administration did the right thing to exempt 31 small and medium sized refineries from the federal Renewable Fuel Standard mandate, through this EPA action, they have inadvertently undone much of the value of that action.

“Once again, King Corn has flexed their muscle and America will burn corn while many in the world go hungry.  What a shame.”

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