Growth Energy Tuesday again called on the Environmental Protection Agency to reject calls to delay Renewable Fuel Standard compliance. 

Chris Bliley, Growth Energy’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, participated in a virtual EPA hearing on the proposal to extend the RFS compliance deadlines for the 2019 and 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations. 

During his testimony, Bliley called on EPA to reject calls to delay RFS compliance and instead take immediate steps to restore integrity to the RFS and restore lost biofuel demand. 

Bliley stated, “The intent of the RFS is to blend more biofuels into our nation’s transportation fuel supply. Period. It is not meant to have oil companies use questionable legal tactics to avoid blending biofuels and then demanding that the agency further delay compliance.” 

EPA’s proposal would extend the RFS compliance deadline for the 2019 compliance year to November 30, 2021, and extend the RFS compliance deadline for the 2020 compliance year to January 31, 2022.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)