WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s “plan for a vibrant rural America,” which includes transitioning the Renewable Fuel Standard into a mandate for so-called “advanced” and cellulosic biofuels:
“Hillary Clinton’s ‘plan for a vibrant rural America’ actually harms rural America. By mandating expensive ‘advanced’ biofuels at the expense of corn-based ethanol, Clinton’s energy plan disadvantages corn farmers while raising gasoline prices on everyone, but hurts most those who must travel long distances in rural America. Her plan shows that the RFS is broken beyond repair and the only solution is full repeal.
“Clinton may have thought she could curry favor with Iowa voters by promising to ‘strengthen’ the federal ethanol mandate, but her plan to transform the RFS into a California-style low-carbon fuel standard would burden rural families with California-level gas prices, which are the highest in the nation.”