Speaking at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium on Thursday, December 13, Bob Dinneen, President/CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says they’ve been helping Santa with his naughty and nice list when it comes to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
“It’s actually fairly easy this year,” said Dinneen. “Just a few weeks ago the American Petroleum Institute (API) came out against the Renewable Fuels Standard that has been so successful at increasing farm income, developing markets for this industry and reducing our dependence on imported oil, and they said they were going to work to repeal this program, so they immediately got on the naughty list.”
Joining the API on the naughty list are the big food companies.
Making the “nice list,” the Obama Administration.
“For denying the waiver request that Big Oil and Big Food were seeking of the RFS, doing so in the face of the 77 percent of the comments that were actually in support of a waiver, but recognizing that while they might have had the numbers, they didn’t have the fact,” Dinneen said.
When it comes to the EPA, the head of the Renewable Fuels Association said the agency had done some things to make the nice list, but there are some in the agency that may find coal in their stockings Christmas morning.