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E&C Subcommittee Announces Legislative Hearing to Address EPA’s Mismanagement of Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Oct 22, 2019
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday, October 29, at 10:30 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mismanagement of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The hearing is entitled “Protecting the RFS: The Trump Administration’s Abuse of Secret Waivers,” and will examine H.R. 3006, the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN).

“The Renewable Fuel Standard program was implemented to diversify the transportation fuel market, strengthen energy security, reduce air pollution and combat climate change by ensuring the United States uses more renewable fuel with each passing year.  However, the Trump Administration’s abuse of EPA’s waiver authority is undermining the RFS program and devastating the renewable fuel industry,” said Pallone and Tonko. “We look forward to examining legislative solutions to ensure better transparency and adherence to the goals Congress established for this program.”

Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, legislation, witness list, testimony and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.