In Blow to Climate Change Fight, EPA Prepares to End Alternative Fuel Program

The renewable fuel standard, which has been in effect for seven years, is in danger of being scrapped by the EPA. The mandate requires more ethanol and other biofuels be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply as time goes on in an effort to reduce the U.S. reliance on oil to run automobiles.
The decision by EPA officials came after intense lobbying by oil companies, car manufacturers and driving enthusiasts.