In late May,
lawsuits were filed in the US Court of Appeals for the DC
Circuit regarding the renewable fuels standard (RFS2) included
in the 2007 energy bill. The National Biodiesel Board recently
weighed in on the controversial subject.
Manning Feraci, the NBBs vice president of federal
affairs, said, The methodology utilized by the
EPA to gauge GHG emission requirements established by statute
is not perfect. That said, the challenges to the land use
aggregation rules and the lifecycle analysis in these lawsuits
run contrary to the will of Congress and would undermine the
statutes worthwhile objective of displacing petroleum
with advanced biofuels like biodiesel. Accordingly, the NBB
will vigorously defend the interests of the US biodiesel
industry as the legal process moves forward.