Thursday, October 10, 2013
Something Useful From Washington
Today, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced “The Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act” (S. 1195). The bill would repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its entirety. This is the first useful piece of legislation I've seed bubble to the surface in quite some time. Feel free to cut the following letter and paste it to your Senator.
The Renewable Fuel Standard is fundamentally broken and beyond repair. Instead of delivering meaningful environmental benefits, it’s driven up food and fuel costs for American families. This flawed program will also inevitably lead to widespread lawsuits against American manufacturers. When Congress enacts bad policy, the right response is to scrap it and start over.
Burning a significant part of our national food supply as a substitute for oil, which it now appears we have plenty of, is a terrible idea. End this fiasco now and support S-1195.
Found this at Hot Air. Follow up piece also at Hot Air.