The National Chicken Council on Wednesday joined representatives from a range of advocacy groups at a media briefing to talk about different objections to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Representatives included:
  • Bob Greco, downstream group director, American Petroleum Institute
  • Former Sen. Wayne Allard, vice president, American Motorcyclist Association
  • Mike Brown, president, National Chicken Council
  • Bob Schwarz, director, American Highway Users Alliance
  • Nicole Vasilaros, vice president, National Marine Manufacturers Association
  • Scott Vinson, vice president, National Chain Restaurant Association
  • Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs, Environmental Working Group
  • Kate McMahon, ActionAid
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Reps. from various advocacy groups, including NCC President Mike Brown, address reporters about current state of RFS reform.

Members of the anti-RFS coalition, including Brown, said EPA’s actions this year are further evidence that the RFS is fatally broken, and noted next year is very promising for reform or repeal.  The coalition said it has counted 218 House members — enough for a majority — who are on the record calling for either reform or repeal of the standard.

Reporters were in attendance from: BNA, Detroit News, OPIS, Energy & Environment News, Reuters, InsideEPA, Bloomberg, Energy Intel, The Hill, Platts, Agri-Pulse, Politico and The Houston Chronicle.