Positive Testimonies During RFS Hearings

Hearings regarding the proposed Wisconsin Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) were filled with positive testimony yesterday from a number of sources.  Overall, biofuel proponents made a strong case for the legislation, noting the bill's positive environmental and economic benefits for the State of Wisconsin.

We were particularly excited about testimony submitted by Matt Frank, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Sec. Frank noted the legislation, "if adopted, will result in critical reductions to particulate matter and ozone 'precursor' emissions in Wisconsin from the mobile source sector," and "positions the state well to meet additional federal Clear Air Act standards."

Sec. Frank specifically pointed to reductions of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, and direct particulate tailpipe emissions from increased biofuel use as reasons for the environmental benefits of the RFS.

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