With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, the legislative environment might be right for changes to the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which calls for increasing amounts of biofuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. Senior Policy Advisor Beth Viola, who served on the White House Council on Environmental Quality during President Bill Clinton's administration, weighed in on the issue.
"I think we'll see strange bedfellows come together," Ms. Viola said. "You have a bunch of groups in the middle that want to move advanced biofuels forward and roll back on ethanol in terms of the volume numbers."
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