Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS
  • LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD
  • INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS
Winning Issue » AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS


There are nearly 260 million passenger vehicles on our roads today. The exhaust from these carbon dioxide-emitting vehicles is regarded as a primary cause of climate change. Advocates say the next best thing to eliminating internal combustion engines and burning fossil fuels is to increase vehicle efficiency and burn clean fuels. Critics cite the cost of pollution control technology to consumers. Supporters warn of the increasing number of vehicles on the road each day. Most say that continued reduction of vehicle emissions will be difficult to achieve without the development of new fuel technologies. Biofuels are fuels produced from living organisms such as plants. Sometimes, fermentation is used to extract sugars and starches in crops such as corn to produce ethanol. However, it is debated whether emissions from the production and use of ethanol are less than from oil. There is also concern over the price of food, as a third of our corn crop is diverted to ethanol production. Algae that are used in the production of biodiesel are an example of an advanced biofuel. The most promising of these advanced fuels could be cellulosic biofuels, high energy fuels derived from low nutrient, high yield plants such as woody biomass, energy gasses, forest slash and agriculture waste.

Pending Legislation:
H.R.704 - RFS Reform Act of 2015




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current automobile emissions policy and wish to defeat H.R.704 - RFS Reform Act of 2015 and H.R.703 - Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support amending the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel program to require “renewable fuel,” be now defined as advanced biofuel; prohibiting the EPA from allowing the introduction into commerce of gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol, and wish to pass H.R.704 - RFS Reform Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support amending the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel program to require “renewable fuel,” be now defined as advanced biofuel; prohibiting the EPA from allowing the introduction into commerce of gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol, and wish to pass H.R.704 - RFS Reform Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
February 20, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
March 4, 2020
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February 27, 2020


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