Johannes Escudero, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition), issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s acceptance of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation:


“Producers of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) in North America have supplied over 95% of the cellulosic biofuel used in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, administered by the U.S. EPA.”


“The RNG Coalition looks forward to working constructively with Acting Administrator Wheeler to ensure that the Renewable Fuel Standard continues to benefit the American people, our economy and the environment by growing domestic production of biofuels like renewable natural gas and reducing dependence on foreign oil.”

“RNG production facilities capture methane emissions that would otherwise be flared or escape into the atmosphere from waste streams at landfills, wastewater treatment facilities, and anaerobic digesters and convert the methane into a fuel that is interchangeable with conventional natural gas. RNG is used to fuel natural gas vehicles, such as municipal bus fleets and waste haulers.” 


“Redeeming society’s refuse for productive end-use epitomizes sustainability. The cellulosic biofuel being produced by North America’s RNG industry is good for the environment and the U.S. economy alike.”


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