The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association blasted a draft biofuel blend-level rule proposal released today for public comment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The IRFA said the proposal would "radically reduce" Renewable Fuel Standard levels for 2014. "The Obama Administration needs to conduct a thorough soul-searching and decide whether they are serious about cleaner fuels, consumer choice, and cutting petroleum dependence, or whether they truly want to adopt the Big Oil status quo," IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw said in a release. The EPA said its proposal "seeks to put the Renewable Fuel Standard program on a steady path forward - ensuring the continued long-term growth of the renewable fuel industry - while seeking input on different approaches to address the 'E10 blend wall.'"