RFS Reform Building in Senate; Sens. Toomey, Feinstein and Flake Introduce New Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Pat Toomey (D-PA); Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) last week introduced the bipartisan “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015” in the U.S. Senate.  The bill would eliminate the ethanol mandate from the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Mike Brown, National Chicken Council president, released the following statement:

“I want to thank Senators Toomey, Feinstein and Flake for introducing this important legislation.  The National Chicken Council is excited about the growing momentum now in the Senate and the House – the issue is now bicameral and bipartisan.  Last session was the first where we saw a majority in Congress support RFS repeal or reform and the introduction of this bill builds on that momentum.  RFS reform is needed now more than ever after a year in which EPA completely missed setting the volume standards, ethanol set a production record and net exports of ethanol skyrocketed.”

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