Growth Energy: EPA Tailpipe Rule Neglects Vital Decarbonization Strategies

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, expressed disappointment in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule on Multi-Pollutant Emissions Standards for Model Years 2027 and Later Light-Duty and Medium-Duty Vehicles.

“Since this rule was proposed last April, the Biden administration has heard loud and clear that it would be a mistake to ignore biofuels – a proven, abundant, and American-made solution to reduce emissions,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “The final rule offers automakers some limited flexibility, but it fails to include any meaningful changes to ensure we’re not leaving biofuels on the sidelines.

“Experts worldwide agree that EVs alone cannot get us to a net-zero future. We need carbon savings within liquid fuels, and that requires a bigger role for American bioethanol. It’s baffling to see EPA accept a false choice between only two paths forward – fossil-fuel-only vehicles or mass adoption of EVs. Neither outcome reflects reality, and we’ll continue to work with our allies in Congress and across the heartland to demand a course correction that harnesses the full power of America’s low-carbon bioeconomy.”

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