Dinneen: WSJ editorial distorts meaning of court ruling on RFS

01/29/2013 | EthanolRFA.org/The E-Xchange blog

The Wall Street Journal's latest anti-ethanol editorial exaggerates the impact of a federal appeals court ruling vacating the cellulosic biofuel requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard, writes Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. "In spite of the Journal's victory dance, the D.C. Circuit Court's decision was narrow and mixed," states Dinneen, pointing out that the court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to consider data from cellulosic biofuel developers in setting its goals and gave the EPA leeway to set targets in the future. "I suspect that the Journal and its allies in Big Oil are really alarmed by advanced biofuels' progress, not its supposed problems," Dinneen states.

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