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August 20, 2013

Repealing Obama’s ethanol mandate

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WASHINGTON D.C. —

All evidence shows relief will not come from the White House any time soon. President Obama has the ability to issue refineries waivers and save consumers from these price increases but instead has turned a blind eye to the issue. This passivity is further proof that he is more interested in pleasing his environmental allies than providing the American people with quality energy resources at the lowest price.
The RFS rule is bad policy. I have led the fight in Congress to repeal this burdensome mandate that President Obama is ignoring, most recently by offering an amendment to the Senate farm bill (S.954) that would allow states to opt-out of the EPA’s rule. I will also continue to pursue policies that enable our cars, trucks, and tractors to be fueled by domestic fuels like natural gas that improve efficiency and affordability without competing with our food supply or threatening our national security.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is senior member of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. 

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