Today, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) joined the American Energy Alliance (AEA), Heartland Institute, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), and 13 other groups in a letter sent to U.S. House Representatives urging them to support H.R. 703, a bill introduced by Cong. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), which would repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the letter, the groups said,
The RFS harms almost all sectors of the economy costs and saddles Americans with higher fuel costs and food prices. Apart from increased food prices – which have been confirmed by both the United States Department of Agriculture and the World Bank – the RFS increased the costs of gasoline and diesel. A recent Congressional Budget Office report concluded that complying with the mandated volume levels would increase the price of diesel by 30 to 51 cents per gallon and regular gasoline by 13 to 26 cents by 2017.