Reps. Bustos, Kind Continue Push For Improved Rail & Pipeline Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) continued their push for improved rail and pipeline safety last night by introducing an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that provides $500,000 in additional funding to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Their amendment was […]

Bustos, Kind, Quigley, Urge Federal Officials To Address Volatility Of Crude Oil Transported By Rail

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) and Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5) urged federal officials to address the volatility of crude oil transported by rail following recent tanker car derailments in Illinois and across the country, including the derailment near Galena, Illinois in March. In a letter to the Secretary […]

Bustos To Keep Fighting For Illinois Biofuels Following EPA’s RFS Proposals

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed long-delayed biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program: “While today’s long-delayed proposals from the EPA are better than the initial proposals, I am disappointed to see that they still fall short […]

Bustos Statement On EPA’s Announcement Of RFS Deadline

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new deadline of June 1st to set Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for 2014, 2015 and 2016:   “Today’s announcement that Renewable Fuel Standard targets will be set by June 1st […]