The Renewable Fuels Association has sent a letter to Congress urging members to reject any proposal that would repeal or reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter represented 25 industry stakeholders telling congress the RFS is working. They urged lawmakers to reject proposals that amend, repeal, defund, or otherwise modify or interfere with the Renewable Fuel Standard.
In specific, the letter pointed to an amendment from Rep. Barry Loudermilk that would defund the RFS. The letter says that in 2013, 33 percent of the petroleum consumed in the United States came from foreign sources, the lowest level since 1985, something that the RFS has contributed too.