The Future of Chlorpyrifos (aka Lorsban) Continues To Dangle – DTN Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
EPA on Tuesday released its draft risk assessment of the insecticide chlorpyrifos, finding dietary risks in adults and children, as well as to professional handlers of the chemical. The agency’s […]

Biofuels: “A Long Way to Go to Right the RFS Ship” – DTN Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
EPA’s decision last week to reject 54 so-called gap-year small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard may have been a big victory for biofuels and agriculture producers. Yet, leaders of […]

Biofuels: EPA Denies All Gap-Year RFS Waivers – DTN Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
The Trump administration made it official on Monday, announcing in an EPA news release that the agency will deny all pending gap-year small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard for […]

Bt Corn: Tighter EPA Regulations Are Pending Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
This week the EPA released a draft plan that essentially overhauls many of the regulations around insect resistance management (IRM) in Bt crops grown in the “cotton belt”. There are […]

Biofuels: Trump EPA May Reject Refiner Waivers – DTN Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
President Donald Trump reportedly has ordered the EPA to reject 67 so-called gap-year small-refinery exemption requests weeks after Trump said he would speak directly to the agency. In addition to […]

Agencies Want Navigable Waters Lawsuit Dismissed – DTN Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Attorneys for EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asked a federal court this week to throw out a lawsuit challenging the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Back in July, […]

Biofuels: Renewable Fuel Association Makes Plea for Action – DTN Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler gave no timeline for releasing 2021 renewable volume obligations in the Renewable Fuel Standard or for deciding on pending small-refinery exemptions, during a teleconference with reporters […]

Ethanol: Ag, Biofuel Groups Defend E15 in Court – DTN Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Agriculture and biofuel groups are mounting a defense of EPA’s year-round E15 approval, arguing in a court brief filed in a federal appeals court that the agency was within its […]

Biofuels: Ethanol Awaits Fate on Waivers, Aid – DTN Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
The ethanol industry continues to wait for a decision from EPA on 86 pending small-refinery exemptions after the U.S. Department of Energy finished a review and sent those requests back […]

Biofuels: Department of Energy Recommendation on RFS Exemption Requests Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported this week that, “The U.S. Department of Energy has recommended that some of the oil refiners that applied for retroactive exemptions from the nation’s biofuel blending law be […]

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