Loebsack Statement on Meeting with EPA Administrator McCarthy on Proposal to Lower the RFS
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after meeting with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to discuss the unacceptable proposal to lower the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014. Loebsack reiterated his great concerns to Administrator McCarthy about the devastating effects the lowering of the RFS will have on Iowa’s farmers, rural community and economy. Loebsack has fought to overturn the proposal since it was announced last year.
“I was pleased to have this opportunity to meet face to face with Administrator McCarthy and share directly with her the serious concerns I have heard from folks across the state about the negative effects lowering the RFS would have on our rural economy. The EPA must not continue to yield to the requests of Big Oil and ignore the impact on Iowa’s farmers, rural communities and economy. This proposed cut threatens thousands of jobs in Iowa and I will not stop fighting in opposition to this misguided policy.”