The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee plans to hold hearings on the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in September. The hearings are to address issues concerning the RFS.

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Following up on the recent House Energy and Commerce Committee’s two-day RFS hearings, committee chairman Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) has tasked four Republican committee members to take the lead on reforming the federal biofuels mandate. The members are Congressmen John Shimkus (R-IL), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lee Terry (R-NE) and Steve Scalise (R-LA). The group will work on policy proposals to reform the RFS, not to repeal it.