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RFS Levels Are Detached From Reality

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the proposed 2017 volume requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “The EPA’s RFS proposal is once again detached from reality. The agency is forcing unsafe levels of biofuel into our nation’s fuel supply. “The RFS is a broken program. It was […]

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Congress Should Repeal the RFS, Not Strengthen It

Several Senators, led by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, recently signed a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the annual blending targets for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2017. Their criticism of the RFS program misses the mark. Instead of strengthening the standard, Congress should focus on repealing the mandate in its entirety. […]

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Go Big or Go Home: Only Solution for RFS is Full Repeal

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance launched a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to reject efforts that fall short of fully repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard. Amid speculation that the Toomey-Feinstein partial repeal language could be added as an amendment to the Senate Energy Bill, AEA will run a digital advocacy initiative in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. […]

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ICYMI: Ethanol Mandate Hurts Iowa Corn Farmers

Yesterday, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle penned an op-ed on The Hill’s Congress Blog explaining how the Renewable Fuel Standard hurts Iowa farmers—despite conventional wisdom to the contrary. The full text is included below: Ethanol mandate hurts Iowa corn farmers By Thomas Pyle Iowans will soon cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential election. As the […]

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Ethanol Group Misses Mark on Energy Scorecard

Throughout the presidential campaign thus far, several candidates have made energy issues key aspects of their platforms. In Iowa, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been of particular import due to the heavy influence of the ethanol lobby. One group, America’s Renewable Future, is looking to pressure candidates to support its position by releasing a […]

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Clinton’s Ethanol Plan Harms Rural America

Last month, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her “Plan for a Vibrant Rural America.” Despite Clinton’s claims, her plan will harm rural families. Moreover, by mandating expensive transportation fuels, Clinton’s plan amounts to a national gas tax. Clinton Flip-Flopped on Ethanol “Gas Tax” As a Senator, Clinton once adamantly opposed an early version of the […]

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