Congresswoman Angie Craig Leads Letter Reiterating Support for Biofuels, Reducing Carbon Emissions

  • Thursday, 27 February 2020 09:54

February 26, 2020 - Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) delivered a letter signed by 11 members on the bipartisan Congressional Biofuels Caucus urging the Select Committee on Climate Crisis to include biofuels as a cost-effective and readily available solution for further decarbonization.

“The Select Committee must consider the declining carbon intensity of biofuels, as well as future decreases that can bring biofuels near net-zero emissions by 2050,” wrote the Members. “Ethanol’s carbon intensity is declining due to improved efficient farming practices and increased crop productivity that uses existing crop land efficiently and is not producing land cover change.”

“With greater biofuel use, transportation costs and Greenhouse Gas emissions can both be reduced without causing economic harm to families,” the Members continued. “We urge the Select Committee to support expanded use of low-carbon biofuels as a cost-effective solution for further decarbonization that can be implemented now.”

Rep. Craig was joined by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, and U.S. Reps. Dave Loebsack, Cheri Bustos, Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon, Abby Finkenauer, Cindy Axne, Emanuel Cleaver, II, Ruben Gallego and Marcy Kaptur.

Rep. Craig remains committed to combating climate change. Rep. Craig is a cosponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act and has introduced the Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act to give local communities the tools they need to combat climate change through local infrastructure. Additionally, she has remained committed to protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard and our domestic biofuels markets.

Full text of the letter can be found here.