Sen. Ben CardinBen CardinLawmakers talk climate for Earth Day, Science March Live coverage: March for Science rally is underway Dems outraged over Spicer's Holocaust remarks MORE (D-Md.) called on Congress to reform the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculates the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
“While I applaud EPA’s recognition that it should attempt to finalize [renewable volume obligation] rules for multiple sequential years, the real answer is for Congress to act by reforming and fixing this important statute,” Cardin said Monday. “I will continue finalize an RFS reform bill that should be considered in the next Congress.”
“The EPA continues to be faced with having to administer what amounts to an unworkable statute when it comes to Renewable Fuel Standard,” Cardin said. “In reality, Congress has left EPA in a difficult position to make sense out of an unworkable process. … This incredible challenge is only going to get worse over time.”
The only group pleased by the announcement of a delay was the oil industry, which argues biofuels harm equipment and cars.