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AEA to Congress: Fully Repeal the RFS

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance launched the first phase of a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard. The initiative begins this week with print and online ads in CQ Roll Call and a series of online ads in Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The ads are the first step in a sustained initiative urging lawmakers to pursue full repeal of the RFS.

“We’re sending a clear message to Congress that the only way to fully fix the problem they created is to fully repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard,” said AEA President Thomas Pyle. “Lawmakers need to understand that cherry picking parts of this law is a step in the wrong direction and will further harm consumers, not help them.”

Pyle continued:

“Half measures, such as the Toomey-Feinstein bill, make the RFS worse by focusing the mandate on cellulosic biofuels that are too expensive to be produced in commercial quantities. This would result in California-level gas prices exported to the rest of the country. As the powerful biofuels lobby ratchets up its efforts to continue this broken policy, we urge Congress to do what is in the best interest of the American people and fully repeal the RFS.”

Below are links to the various ads:

Roll Call Print

CQ Roll Call online onetwo, and three

Facebook ads onetwo, and three

Click here to read how half measures that fall short of full repeal make the RFS worse.

Click here to read seven reasons to repeal, not reform, the RFS.

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