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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Applauds EPA Decision to Maintain The RFS Point Of Obligation

 

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) applauds today’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) point of obligation.

“We commend the EPA for putting the interests of American consumers ahead of a small group of powerful interests,” said Javier Palomarez, USHCC President & CEO. “Changing the point of obligation would have hurt small businesses and consumers across America, many of whom already struggle to cover existing costs and make ends meet. At a time when families across the country are feeling their budgets stretched thin—a hike at the gas pump is the last thing working class families need.”

USHCC is a member of the Main Street Energy Alliance, a coalition of more than 30 energy companies and trade associations that oppose moving the RFS point of obligation.

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.4 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.

 

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