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house Bill H.R. 3427

Should the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) be Eliminated?

Argument in favor

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is an economy-distorting policy that has had severe unintended consequences, including higher fuel prices and decreased fuel efficiency. Rather than meddling in the transportation fuel industry, the federal government should trust the free market to choose and invest in the best fuels for American consumers.

jimK's Opinion
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10/09/2019
The renewable fuel standard came when the country was unsure that it could acquire enough fossil fuel to support our economic and military needs. Since then, the Alaskan oil fields, the Alaskan pipeline, better processing, new technologies for finding and drilling oil fields and secured supplies from Canada and Mexico have resulted in surpluses and removed much of our dependence on cartel managed oil supplies. Renewable fuel products do little to reduce net green house gas carbon emissions. It’s time has come and gone and shouldn’t continue to be mandated or subsidized. I think that the farmers who specialized in growing renewable fuel feed stock have done their part and should be helped in transitioning into other production- even if is in repurposing marginal farm land into managed carbon sucking hemp forests.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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10/09/2019
Biofuels tech hasn’t worked the way they hoped because corn growers took over, flooded the market, and killed the economics of other biofuels. That stops the research so we are transitioning straight to electric. For biofuels to work we must END THE CORN SUBSIDIES.
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David 's Opinion
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10/09/2019
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Should Be Eliminated The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is an economy-distorting policy that has had severe unintended consequences, including higher fuel prices and decreased fuel efficiency. Rather than meddling in the transportation fuel industry, the federal government should trust the free market to choose and invest in the best fuels for American consumers. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 10.8.10.....
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Argument opposed

The RFS has yielded real results for American farmers, rural areas, and the American biodiesel industry. Encouraging biodiesel use has led to cleaner-burning cars, buses, and more. Repealing the RFS would serve to appease a minority of refiners’ interests at a cost to the renewable fuel industry’s overall future.

Aron's Opinion
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10/09/2019
Let's use real renewable fuel - we're long past the time to go full electric.
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SustainableMBA's Opinion
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10/09/2019
SUPPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY! Sustainable fuels will help us stand on our own feet and eliminate our ties to volatile areas.
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Robert (steve)'s Opinion
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10/09/2019
Biofuels has a purpose. Ethanol I’m not too sure, it seems to expend more energy then it saves. But it doesn’t mean we can’t expand into different areas. This is science which is always evolving. If you’re looking for a single solution you will never find it. The only thing you’ll find is a narrow mind.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJune 21st, 2019
    It’s not secret that fossil fuels are bad for the environment. What we currently use now, is too much, and not clean enough. Anything we can do to get cleaner air for all should be in the interest of every American with a pulse. Whether climate change is real or not, clean burning fuel is the way of the future, for betterment of not just our lives, but the lives of others, too.
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    The renewable fuel bill just caused hardship for people over seas who depended on us for grain. Not only that by constantly growing corn the land is being depleted of nutrients. Cancel the bill. Thanks
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    Reduce the mandate over five years to allow economic adjustment and conversion to take place. Allow refiners to switch to whisky farmers to hemp and refiners to gasoline.
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    E85 and similar have a larger cabin footprint than traditional fuels do
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    Absolutely
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    More insane bullshit from corrupt aristocrats. Stop lining your pockets, rich assholes.
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    Free market! The government doesn't need to control everything. We are adults.
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    If something requires a subsidy, then you can bet it’s also a clue that it won’t survive in the free market. Why use tax payer money to invest in a losing endeavor?
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    No
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    Yes, get rid of this garbage.
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    The problem is it has become an agricultural program and not a renewable energy program. Millions of acres and vast infrastructure have been built to support the program. Trying to unwind it will take years. We could just grow food and feed the world. It is immoral to grow food stuffs and put it in the gas tanks of cars and trucks.
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    Seriously!?! Oh hell no!!!
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    Your talking about Ethanol! Which is alcohol made from corn and many states demand that it be mixed into the already unleaded has that we’ve been using for well over 45 years now! current combustion motors made not only here but around the world are not made to burn alcohol! They are gasoline combustion motors/engines! Gasoline is produced by heating up raw petroleum and goes thorough a multiple process to become gasoline! As dies Diesel, Kerosene, and a multitude of combustibles that are used in Industry especially! Petroleum is nothing more that ancient rotted vegetation that got locked into underground caverns and much of it within the earths’ crust! Ever look at a stream or River and see a light rainbow sheen on the water and think it’s coming from Oil or someone dumping! Well it’s not! It’s coming from vegetation such as leaves and branches and foliage having over or dripping into that stream or river! Green leaves feel oily when you pluck one and rub your thumb and fingers over them! They emit Oil! Over thousands of years when natural events occur then a lot of vegetation gets locked into sedimentary rick and over that time ferments into Petroleum! So to all dummies out there that can’t understand science and thus planet’s history I suggest you go back to school! I worked in the Enviornmental Industry as well! Our city busses are now running on clean burning natural gas and abundant! And we can also use propane! Whisk comes from Poop!
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    I feel we have reached the extreme processes that cost the average person wasted money. We can make gasoline and diesel burning vehicles more efficient at a lesser cost. Better fuel economy is a good thing being our government refuses to subsidize mass transportation.
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    There is little of sanity in this bill. RFS is working, does exactly what was intended though not without complications, and is generally good for the economy, the environment, and the country. There is no good reason (and only a few corrupt reasons) to WANT to get rid of it. Leave it alone.
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    Big Oil subsidies are what needs eliminated. It’s time to fund alternatives. Our planet is dying and the human species will go with it.
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    We need to move forward... however we can’t if we keep ABANDONING our allies. Please vote for the inquiry. ISIS and the mass killings in Syria will be on our president and our president alone. I’m sorry I know this is not about the question asked but it needs to be said. And this man has control of our nuclear weapons omg!
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    Renewable Fuel Standards help American farmers as well as the environment. Even if you eliminate them will the price of gas really go down...no because States will just tax it more to make up for the money they will lose from the RFS being taken away.
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    This bill should pass and the market to decide these questions. When the RFS causes. 3% less fuel efficiency this don’t make sense except to corn farmers. These standards have raised gas prices from .13 to .28 cents per gallon. To top that off this type fuel is not even good on engines.
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    Eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate, gee a Republican from Florida is pushing this! Does not surprise me. Clean air, clean water, climate change and clean food are not a Republican policy and they not care!
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