Presidential Candidate Webb Talks About Renewable Fuels

Presidential Candidate Webb Talks About Renewable Fuels

Jim Webb on Rural Town Hall Jim Webb on Rural Town Hall

September 23, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) - During a recent taping of RFD-TV's RURAL TOWN HALL, presidential candidate and former senator Jim Webb was asked about continuing the renewable fuel standards beyond 2022. Webb, who studied engineering at the Naval Academy, endorsed the use of technology to solve energy issues.

"I believe in finding technological solutions to problems," said Webb.  "Even on the coal side, I'm a strong believer that you can reduce a lot of these emissions with the right kind of technology."  

While serving as a U.S. senator, Webb supported the renewable fuel standards set forth in 2007. However, Webb clarified they were never meant to be a permanent fixture.

"I think that they are supportable standards moving forward," said Webb. "I wouldn't say that they should be locked-in stone if other elements moved in and caused them to be called into question."

Webb then recalled a drought that sent corn prices soaring and impacted turkey farmers in his state of Virginia.  "All of a sudden their feed prices are going sky high because of all the uh the corn that was still going into the fixed standard.  So there are times when they should be very good in general as a, I think, as as a guideline for the future, I would support them."

Find out more about RURAL TOWN HALL and see more videos from presidential candidate Jim Webb.

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