Vilsack pledges support for RFS, biofuels if confirmed as USDA chief

February 3, 2021
Tom Vilsack, President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of agriculture, is offering support for EPA’s renewable fuel standard (RFS) and other federal efforts to promote biofuels, as the sector battles with oil sector opponents and skepticism from some environmentalists and Democrats over the environmental merits of biofuels. Vilsack, the former Obama-era agriculture secretary and a previous Democratic Iowa governor, is an advocate of biofuels, and while the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is not directly responsible for the RFS, it does...

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