July 11, 2024

Ricketts Blasts EPA’S RVO Timeline Delays: “Another Example of Biden’s War on American Energy Producers & Consumers”

July 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts, Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety, blasted the Biden Environmental Protection Agency for announcing expected delays to finalize Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) numbers:

“Delaying the announcement of 2026 RVOs is yet another example of Biden’s war on American energy producers and the consumers that rely on them. With gas prices up over 48% since Biden became President, the U.S. should be prioritizing renewable fuels production. American-made biofuels save consumers money at the pump, make us less reliant on foreign oil, and create good jobs in rural states like Nebraska.”

The timeline delays will impact biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for years 2026-2028. The EPA announced finalized numbers will be published in December 2025, despite a statutory requirement the RVO numbers be finalized November 1, 2024.