Ethanol: Issues Over EPA Small-Refinery Exemption Requests Persist Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
Rachel Frazin reported recently at The Hill Online that, “The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will not take up Douglas Benevento’s nomination for the No. 2 position at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

Biofuels: EPA Holding Up on RFS Volumes – DTN Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday his agency will not release proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes on Thursday, the last workday before the federal holiday on Friday. “There’s nothing coming […]

Biofuel Groups Outraged at New Small Refinery Exemption Requests – DTN Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
The EPA posted 52 new small-refinery exemptions requests from previous years on the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard dashboard on Thursday, drawing outrage from biofuels groups that have been calling on […]

Biofuels: More Groups Push for RFS Waiver – DTN Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
Pressure is mounting on President Donald Trump to change the Renewable Fuel Standard in light of the economic downturn brought on by COVID-19. A number of tax, environmental and political […]

Biofuels: 5 Governors Ask EPA for RFS Waiver Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
Bloomberg writers Jennifer A Dlouhy and Michael Hirtzer reported last week that, “Five American governors are asking the Trump administration to waive U.S. biofuel-blending requirements, arguing the cost of complying with […]

Biofuels: Appellate Court Denies Rehearing in RFS Case, Ethanol Plants Idled Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
DTN writer Todd Neeley reported this week that, “Small refiners will not receive a rehearing before the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver on a case alleging […]

Biofuels: Time Has Run Out for EPA to Appeal 10th Circuit Ruling Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
Reuters writer Richard Valdmanis reported on Wednesday that, “Time has run out for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to challenge a federal court ruling that would limit the agency’s use of waivers exempting small oil […]

Biofuels: Farm State Lawmakers Maintain Court’s RFS Waiver Decision Should Stand Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported last week that, “Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, stressed to reporters Tuesday morning [March 10th] that President Donald Trump would benefit in rural America if he simply let stand the 10th Circuit Court […]

Biofuels: Blending Law’s Purpose Is To “Err” Towards Industry’s Interests, Court Stresses Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Since 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been generously granting exemptions to small refineries from the renewable fuels mandates on the transportation fuel industry established by Congress under the […]

Biofuels: RFS Turmoil Persists, Administration Considers Ruling Mar 10, 2020

🕔Mar 10, 2020
Bloomberg writer Jennifer A Dlouhy reported on Friday that, “President Donald Trump’s decision to defend the U.S. government’s power to broadly exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements is triggering a backlash in Iowa and other […]

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