The RFS greenwash

Other than admitting a wince, I'll refrain from commenting on your view of the Affordable Care Act while heartily seconding your call to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard in the editorial entitled "RFS and health care" (OGJ, Nov. 4, 2013, p. 32). Environmental concerns amplify the need for Congress to greatly scale back, if not fully rescind, this ill-considered mandate. The slick branding of "renewable" greenwashes the fact that the RFS provides no measurable CO2 reduction and, given the uncertainties involved may well be making matters worse. The "biofuels recycle carbon" notion at the heart of the RFS lifecycle requirements and California's similarly ill-...

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