Congress should stay the course on the Renewable Fuel Standard, which "has been one of the most successful energy policies ever implemented in the United States," writes Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. The RFS has proved beneficial to the economy, the environment, energy security and rural communities, Dinneen states. "In the midst of a sluggish economy, the US ethanol industry supports over 365,000 jobs, while saving the average household more than $1,200 in gasoline bills," he writes. Advanced Ethanol Council Executive Director Brooke Coleman said the oil industry opposes the RFS because it opposes consumer choice. "The program ... is actually adding new fuels to the pump while saving consumers money," Coleman writes.
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