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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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      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJune 21st, 2019

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Title

Eliminating the RFS and Its Destructive Outcomes Act

Official Title

To repeal the renewable fuel program of the Environmental Protection Agency.

    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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    Let's use real renewable fuel - we're long past the time to go full electric.
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    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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    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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    SUPPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY! Sustainable fuels will help us stand on our own feet and eliminate our ties to volatile areas.
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    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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    Traditional fossil fuels are the best fuels. We need nothing else. Climate change is a hoax! The earth is not fragile and the resources are there to be used! Let the market decide and keep government bureaucrats out of it.
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    No. This bill was written by and for Big Polluters, whose already obscene profits are unsustainable. ExxonMobil has been covering up evidence of climate change for decades.
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    What is literally wrong with you people? 99% of scientists. That’s all but a tiny handful of scientists across the globe say that the earth is drastically changing climate because of our fossile fuel use. How can you look at your kids when you are condemning them to dramatic climate destruction?
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    Nays, read the bill. This proposal doesn't curtail efforts to promote clean fuels. It's just to remove the requirement for up to 10% of ethanol (renewable plant based fuel) in the gas we pump into our cars which can dry out seals in older cars and decrease gas milage. We don't need to do it anymore. Read JimKs comments.
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    This was a hand out to another lobby group at the time. As stated it’s intended excuse for doing it is mute and the damage being done environmentally and to the economy is much worst than expected. Repeal this and transition the farmers producing it to a more useful crop. Sadly considering the heavy use of fertilizers and insecticides etc those fields might need to sit fallow for a number of years before they are ready to produce food. I’d rather pay a subsidy to a farmer to transition from this than for damage done by imposing tariffs
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    The standards should be raised including going full electric and solar.
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    Ethanol is garbage it’s not saving the world and it’s no good for vehicles use hemp it has better oil and produces less waists in the process
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    We need to go to truly renewable fuel. We need to find better ways of moving about without destroying our planet. The corn subsidies need to be eliminated in order to move forward.
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    Don’t get me wrong - I believe that climate change and the environment should be our number one focus right now. I trust the science. However, these laws are outdated. They hurt the economy, and it makes more sense to make the transition to electricity right now. Farmers may continue to use renewable fuels if they’d like, but a fully electric system would be more efficient.
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    Yes. It’s not productive and uses food that could help feed people here and aboard.
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    We need to continue efforts to move away from burning fossil fuels, which are the largest producers of greenhouse gases causing climate change. Renewable sources of energy such as biofuel, solar, wind, and water should be encouraged in all ways, and we also need to stop subsidizing the oil and gas industry, which already has high enough profits and does not need government handouts.
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    Let the market decide!
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    Don’t repeal this. Just don’t.
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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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