Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist this week commended EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s work to reign in the harmful impacts of fuel mandates put in place under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). 

“EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s work to address problems inherent with the Renewable Fuel Standard mandates will benefit American energy consumers and should be commended by conservatives and lawmakers.

“This year Administrator Pruitt has taken the first steps to begin reducing statutory requirements for the 2018 biomass based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel volumes under the RFS. Administrator Pruitt is also working to put in place reductions in the 2019 volume requirements.

“Under the former Obama-EPA the RFS program represented protectionist policy at its worst, negatively impacting everything from the cost and efficiency of fuel, to food prices and even the environment.

“The EPA’s approach to the RFS and it’s volume requirements under Administrator Pruitt is a positive step forward for U.S. energy, consumers and the environment.”