As the House Energy and Commerce Committee reviews the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the first time in five years, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at eliminating all or part of the RFS. The Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination Act (H.R. 1461) seeks to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuel program. Alternatively, the RFS Reform Act of 2013 (H.R. 1462) would amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate certain requirements under the renewable fuel program and prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from approving gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol. Both bills have been referred to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
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