30 Nov '17, 7pm

Sierra Club statement: EPA Turns A Blind Eye To Ethanol’s Environmental Impacts https://t.co/gyeB0FeqZZ

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the EPA announced it will maintain the current renewable fuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) through 2018 and biomass-based diesel volumes through 2019. Since its adoption, the Renewable Fuel Standard has resulted in unchecked land conversion, causing the elimination of vast native landscapes for the production of corn for ethanol. In just the first four years of the RFS’ implementation, more than 7.3 million acres of land – largely grassland including native prairie, pasture, and federal Conservation Reserve Program lands -- were converted to cropland to meet EPA’s ethanol volume requirement. Approximately 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop is diverted to biorefineries for fuel production, up from nine percent in 2001. Excessive nutrient runoff from this increased agriculture production have contributed to severe algal blooms in wat...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2017/11/epa-tur...

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