WASHINGTON, D.C. — Increasing corn ethanol blending and biofuel volumes will exacerbate the challenges facing people and wildlife alike. The National Wildlife Federation urged the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its decision due to the impacts it will have on food prices and availability, wildlife habitat, air and water quality, and the climate.
“At a time when families are struggling with inflation, grain shortages are contributing to famine, and the climate and wildlife crises are accelerating, requiring greater use of last-generation corn ethanol is another bad result of an irreparably broken law. Without significant reform, this policy will continue to result in higher gas and food prices, increased carbon emissions and water pollution, and loss of more wildlife habitat,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “We urge the administration to immediately begin charting a sustainable path forward for next-generation, sustainable biofuels and deploying resources to support habitat and communities adversely affected by the corn ethanol mandate.”
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