UCS analysts and advocates in Washington pushed to ensure that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the recently-passed Energy Bill included strong provisions supporting sustainable bioenergy development. Unfortunately, a competing version of the RFS, one stripped of vital environmental safeguards, has been added to the Senate-passed version of the Food and Farm Bill. If this version of the RFS passes and is signed into law, it will trump the stronger RFS signed by the president earlier this week.
The Renewable Fuel Standard included in the Energy Bill—not the Senate Food and Food and Farm Bill—represents a positive first step for bioenergy to play a real role in America's global warming solution.
Please urge your representative to support a smart Renewable Fuel Standard that protects our air, soil, and water and significantly reduces global warming pollution. Click here to visit UCS site and take action.