House panel wants constructive, not combative, RFS talks

07/29/2013
Members of a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee expressed frustration as petroleum industry witnesses said the federal Renewable Fuels Standard is working so poorly that it needs to be repealed, while fuel ethanol advocates said it has already produced significant benefits and deserves additional time to produce more. "We could have had this hearing in January, and got the same…answers from you all. We need constructive ideas," asserted John Shimkus (R-Ill.) as the Energy and Power Subcommittee held the first of 2 days of hearings on RFS impacts on stakeholders. In an observation directed toward two of the witnesses—American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard and Am...
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