|Dear GLACC Stakeholders,
Late last year, the EPA delayed its decsion on the renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume increase for biodiesel in 2013 for further review. The proposed increase would raise the RFS requirement from one billion gallons in 2012 to 1.28 billion gallons in 2013. Approval of the proposed RFS is vital to help the U.S. meet domestic and clean fuel goals. By sending a letter or calling today, you can put pressure on decision makers to move forward on this increase.
If passed, the increased RFS will benefit the biodiesel industry and have a significant impact on our economy. Last year, the biodiesel industry exceeded the RFS standard by over 200 million gallons. GLACC supports the continued use of biodiesel as a way to displace imported diesel with a cleaner, domestic alternative.
Today I would like to encourage you to take action by contacting your local members of congress so they know just how critical the proposed RFS is to the biodiesel industry. The National Biodiesel Board has provided letter templates that can be found here. If you don’t know who your representative is, you can search for him or her here.
I hope that you consider speaking up on behalf of the biodiesel industry. Our environment, economy, and national security will be positively impacted as a result. Please contact me at the phone number or email below if you have any questions or would like to learn more.
Maggie Striz Calnin,