CARB Decision: Worst Move at Worst Time

Pumping E-85 ethanolAmerican Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says the decision last week by the California Air Resource Board on transportation fuels “was the absolute worst move at the worst possible time.”

By adopting a low-carbon fuel standard based on anecdotal science, the board unfairly punishes renewable, American-grown biofuels, and has created greater market demand for imported petroleum products, Stallman pointed out in a statement released Friday. “American-grown renewable fuels have shown in study after study they are good for the environment. Renewable fuels provide a greater degree of domestic energy security, and they are creating economic opportunity for rural America,” Stallman said.

Agriculture Online notes that nearly half of CARB’s 10 board members said they had doubts aboufart the accuracy of computer modeling that makes ethanol look worse because of its indirect land effects.


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