Biofuel groups praise DC circuit court ruling in favor of RFS

By Agri-Pulse staff

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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 -  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a petition today by the Chicken Council challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rulemaking on the RFS2.

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The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy, along with other biofuel advocates, intervened in the case.

Following the Court's dismissal of the meat industry petition, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis and RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued a statement commending the ruling, calling it “a victory for American ethanol producers and renewable fuel advocates.”

“With the Court denying this latest challenge, they have vindicated the rulemaking process of the RFS2,” according to their statement.  The RFS is arguably the nation's most effective energy policy.”

“It has spurred the development of a domestic biofuels industry that is creating hundreds of thousands of jobs that cannot be outsourced,” according to the joint statement. “In addition, it is helping to decrease the nation's reliance on imported oil and thus reducing prices at the pump.”

“As the Court ruling demonstrates, the charges that anti-biofuel lobbies are leveling against ethanol simply do not hold up under scrutiny,” they stated.

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