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Letter: Biofuels policy must be changed

Editor, Gazette-Journal:


On the heels of a historic government shutdown, our leaders in Washington have much to prove in terms of their ability to effectively legislate, and much confidence to win back from constituents. As a first order of business, Congress should focus on readdressing our nation’s biofuels policy, an over-reaching set of mandates creating serious problems for the nation’s 11 million motorcyclists and 265 million motorists.


Conceived in 2005 and expanded in 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to annually increase the amount of biofuels from corn and other biomass that must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply. By 2022, 36 billion gallons of biofuel must be incorporated into our fuel—despite the fact that our nation’s infrastructure is incapable of handling higher levels of ethanol-blended gasoline. 


This government meddling in America’s gas t...

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