Will Johnson Stand Firm on Emissions?
EPA finalizes renewable-fuel standard, evaluates emissions ruling
With much fanfare, the Bush administration has finalized a renewable-fuel standard for cars and trucks. The rule, mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requires 4.7 billion gallons of motor fuel — a little more than 4 percent of the total produced — to come from renewable sources this year, increasing to 7.5 billion by 2012. EPA chief Stephen Johnson says the plan “offers the American people a hat trick — it protects the environment, strengthens our energy security, and supports America’s farmers.”