Loebsack Statement on 2017 RFS Obligations AnnouncementWritten by Theresa Rose on May 18, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations for 2017. Loebsack, a co-chair of the Biofuels Caucus, has led the fight for a strong RFS and highlighted its importance to Iowa.
“Today’s announcement is more than just a number. The RFS represents the hard work Iowa’s farmers and rural communities put into creating a fuel source for the future and decreasing our dependence on foreign oil. While today’s announcement is far below the level mandated by Congress, it is a step in the right direction. I will continue to work with the EPA and fight to ensure the RFS remains good for Iowa.”