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May 17, 2023

Kansas Corn’s Roe to House Oversight Subcommittee: Include Biofuels as Climate Solution

Key Issues: Ethanol

Author: Sue Schulte

Testifying at a House Oversight Subcommittee hearing on vehicle emissions rules and electric vehicle transition, Kansas Corn Growers Association CEO Josh Roe said biofuels like ethanol should not be ignored as a climate solution.   Roe told the subcommittee the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed standards for new vehicles limit greater use of low carbon liquid fuels like ethanol to help reach climate goals. EPA’s focus on electric vehicles ignores a solution that is available to nearly every vehicle on the road today.   “The agricultural and liquid fuels industries stand ready to assist in reducing air pollution. Unfortunately, current, and proposed EPA rules prevent us from being part of the solution and adversely impact low income and rural citizens across the United States,” Roe stated. “While we believe electric vehicles will play a vital role in achieving these goals, other complementary alternatives, such as biofuels, have a key role to play but are being pushed...

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