Energy leaders react to Florida repeal of RFS

By Agri-Pulse staff

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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2013 - Governor Rick Scott of Florida signed repealed the state Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) when he signed bill HB4001 on Friday.

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In a joint statement, Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association and Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, harshly criticized the new policy, saying the action would “legislate away good paying jobs in the renewable energy sector.”

“This bill isn't worth the paper it is printed on given that that the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) supersedes any state law,” they said. “This toothless legislation might win favor with Big Oil supporters, but it has closed the door on job creation by the biofuels industry and sent investors packing for more visionary states. This is most definitely a lost opportunity for people of Florida.”

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