EPA Renewable Fuels Standard Hearing also Scheduled
farmers, state leaders and ethanol supporters from across the state and nation
will be attending the upcoming Rally for Rural America in Kansas City on
Thursday, June 25th to show continued support for corn ethanol and
its value to Nebraska’s overall economy.
In addition to
the rally, there are 260 individuals scheduled to testify before the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relaying their concerns about EPA’s
proposed renewable volume obligation (RVO) figures that will slash the use of
biofuels, as it is currently proposed. Both the rally and hearing are
scheduled for June 25th with the hearing at the Jack Reardon Center
in Kansas City, Kansas, and the rally held nearby.
“The rally and
hearing provides corn growers, ethanol producers, state and national leaders
and allied industries an opportunity to express their support of biofuels and
their displeasure with EPA’s proposal,” stated Kim Clark, Nebraska Corn Board’s
Director of Biofuels. “With EPA finally releasing their proposed 2014, 2015 and
2016 RVO’s, the hearing and rally will provide one opportunity for their voices
to be heard.”
interested in attending the rally and hearing can call the Nebraska Corn Board
office or go to www.ncga.com/rfshearing
to find more information about times and bus departure points for both the
Rally for Rural America and EPA hearing.
“Even if you
can’t attend the rally and hearing, we are encouraging everyone to submit
comments to the EPA for the RVO through the Nebraska Corn Board website by
clicking on the Don’t Mess with RFS icon,” added Clark. The deadline to
submit comments to the EPA is July 27th.