The Renewable Fuels Association and the Advanced Ethanol Council wrote a letter to the leaders of a House subcommittee explaining how increased ethanol production can help shield U.S. consumers from the effects of volatile oil markets. To maintain the industry's ability to soften the impact of oil-price hikes, Congress should preserve the Renewable Fuel Standard, extend the tax incentives for cellulosic ethanol and support the development of alternative-fuel infrastructure by implementing an open-fuel standard, wrote RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen and AEC Executive Director Brooke Coleman.

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