The U.S. biofuels industry is still waiting to hear the details of the EPA’s proposed 2021 Renewable Volume Obligations. Last week, Reuters reported the Biden administration was considering big cuts in the nation’s biofuel blending requirements, possibly reducing the blending mandates for 2020 and 2021. The U.S. biofuels industry responded in a joint statement, saying while a formal proposal hasn’t been released, the expected standards would destroy a decade of progress and there is a deep concern the administration is favoring the oil industry over the environment and rural communities. Lawmakers are also watching to see what the White House proposes, including Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. She tells the Red River Farm Network there will be push back from lawmakers if the RVOs are lowered. “Now is not the time to be backsliding on the Renewable Fuel Standard coming out of this pandemic.”
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