Biofuels and the Renewable Fuels Standard survive public comment and litigation as the “sustainable” alternative to oil and gas

Vol. 45 No. 5

Thomas P. Redick is in solo practice as Global Environmental Ethics Counsel LLC in St. Louis, Missouri, and represents soybean and corn farmers, among other clients, on sustainability issues. He is a Council member of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

The role of renewable fuels as part of the energy mix for America continues to stir debate, as the availability and relative sustainability of such biofuels—compared to fossil fuels—continues to be in dispute. This article sums up the latest twists and turns, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tries to take a middle path through competing viewpoints.

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