Comment on a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard

October 02, 2012

by H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D.

NCPA fully supports of an end to the Renewable Fuel Standard.  However, at the present, we urge the Agency to waive the RFS during the present severe drought in order to prevent food prices from rising to historic highs and to avoid worsening problems from food shortages in the developing world.  Ethanol mandates are arguably the most ill-conceived energy subsidies in existence and the only people who truly benefit from this are the corn farmers, distillers and blenders. The rest of the country and the world are paying dearly for them.

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