PO Box 1146
Salida, CO USA  81201
(719) 539-0300
Fax: (719) 539-0301
info@bbibiofuels.com
 

 

BBI International... Your Biofuels Resource

   

Event Calendar


World Biofuels Symposium
November 13-15, 2005
Beijing, China

2nd Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit
December 13-15, 2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by:
Candadian Renewable Fuels Association

National Biodiesel Conference & Expo 2006
February 5-8, 200
6
San Diego, California
Organizer:
National Biodiesel Board

11th Annual National Ethanol Conference: "Policy & Marketing"
February 20-22, 200
6
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Sponsored by:
Renewable Fuels Association

22nd Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo
June 20-23, 200
6
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


Join our
Email Subscription List

Select your topics of interest for regular and timely updates - control your subscriptions and unsubscribe anytime


Complete Listing of Upcoming Events

Event History



Free Booklet Download:
Fuel Ethanol: A Technological Evolution

 


 

Posted on  

September 26, 2001

SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE PASSES THE BUCK ON MEANINGFUL FUELS LEGISLATION

Legislation Would Increase Oil Imports by up to One Million Barrels Per Day

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today approved S. 950, the Federal Reformulated Fuels Act of 2001, introduced by Senator Bob Smith (R-NH). This legislation would eliminate the Clean Air Act oxygen standard and phases out the use of MTBE but fails to address several other issues including a renewable fuels standard.

Bob Dinneen, president of the RFA, made the following statement:

"The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today took a giant step backward, approving legislation that sounds retreat on air quality, consumer protection and energy security. This is a bill that has no chance of ever becoming law.

"While the committee's objective of eliminating the use of MTBE in gasoline to protect precious drinking water supplies is laudable, S. 950 deliberately ignores the impact such action will have on gasoline supplies, consumer prices, air quality and the continued development of domestic renewable energy resources such as ethanol.

"According to the Department of Energy, S. 950 would reduce gasoline supplies by 500,000 to one million barrels per day. The bill would lead to additional "boutique fuels," driving up gasoline prices across the country. And it fails to adequately preserve the air quality gains from the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program, allowing increased toxic, exhaust hydrocarbon, particulate, and carbon monoxide emissions. Finally, unlike a similar effort last year, S. 950 ignores the recommendation of EPA's Blue
Ribbon Panel on MTBE to replace the RFG oxygen standard with a mechanism to assure the continued growth of renewable fuels like ethanol.

"The Committee today abdicated its responsibility to report comprehensive and thoughtful legislation. Thankfully, this is the beginning of the process, not the end."
 

 

Other News

Click here to see previously posted News items in our Archive

BBI Store

BBI International
Project Development

Multi Client Study:
FUEL ETHANOL
MARKET ANALYSIS

More information and contents
 

BBI Online Store

 

Biodiesel Industry Directory Online:
View it FREE!



 


 
Home | Company Info | International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Trade Show | Biofuels Recruiting | BBI Media

Biofuels Project Development - Biofuels Conference & Event Planning - BBI Media - Biofuels Recruiting

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
Remainder of content Copyright © 2005 BBI International.