Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering gutting one of the most important policies put in place to strengthen our national security and lower our dependence on foreign oil.
It's called the Renewable Fuel Standard, and it ensures that a minimum number of renewable fuels are used for transportation in the United States -- which means less dependence on oil, the rising prices of which fund weapons used against our men and women in uniform.
Thanks to this policy, America has begun to power its economy with homegrown energy. That keeps the price of oil down, spurs investment that supports thousands of good jobs here at home, and keeps worldwide oil prices in check, meaning fewer petrodollars flowing to our enemies.
The EPA is having a "public comment" period on the future of the rule right now, and VoteVets is speaking out on behalf of veterans and military families who know the true cost of our dependence on foreign oil. Join VoteVets and make your voice heard on this important issue -- tell the EPA to save the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Dear EPA Administrator McCarthy,
Please preserve a strong Renewable Fuel Standard -- one that puts our national security, our environment, and American consumers ahead of the interests of Big Oil.
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As veterans, military families, and VoteVets supporters, we know the cost of our dependence on foreign oil. The Renewable Fuel Standard has fostered a homegrown fuel industry that lessens our dependence on oil -- the rising prices of which pay for weapons used against our men and women in uniform.
More than that, investing in cheaper, cleaner-burning renewable fuels has strengthened our economy -- creating new jobs inside our borders, and saving Americans money with every fill-up.
Don't allow oil industry lobbyists to put their interests ahead of the nation's. Save the Renewable Fuel Standard, and keep our country on the road to a transportation future that depends less on the Middle East, and more on the Midwest.
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