Kent Peppler: We need to defend America’s Renewable Fuel Standard
October 12, 2012
To the editor:
Among the topics not addressed at the first Presidential debate was the need to defend America's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the economic, clean energy and national security benefits it provides.
It's time for our elected leaders to recognize the central role that renewable fuels play in increasing America's energy independence. Colorado is on the cutting edge of the renewable fuel economy.
We are creating jobs on farms in research centers and in production facilities. We are reducing national dependence on foreign oil and innovating our way to the most advanced transportation fuel technologies in America.
That's why RMFU has joined a large coalition of renewable fuel stakeholders throughout the nation who are working to protect America's Renewable Fuel Standard. The coalition's launch comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a request to "waive" the RFS, a move that would have serious negative consequences for Colorado's rural communities, for clean tech innovators and for our energy independence.
We are strongly behind maintaining the RFS because of the benefits it has brought to Colorado and the promise it holds for our future. Visit http://www.FuelsAmerica.org for more information and help us send a clear message to Congress. Keep the progress going; keep the RFS in place.
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