Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed annual mandates for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):

Chairman Smith: “The EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards may force Americans to consume gasoline blended with corn-based ethanol that can damage engines.  Americans should not have to worry about what blend of gasoline is the right choice for their vehicle.  This mandate will be costly to consumers and will unnecessarily burden our domestic oil refiners and producers. The RFS is bad policy.”