Data Quality Reconsideration Request to EPA Regarding Biofuel Mandates

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute and ActionAid USA hereby ask that EPA reconsider its December 12, 2012 denial of their Request for Correction of information under the Data Quality Act (also known as the Information Quality Act).1 Our October 13, 2011 Request for Correction was aimed at correcting EPA’s erroneous downplaying of the impact of biofuel programs on world hunger. As we pointed out, a peer-reviewed study by Indur M. Goklany, Ph.D,2 had found that by increasing food prices, biofuel mandates have caused “chronic hunger” in developing countries, with an estimated death toll of 192,000 deaths annually.