Biofuel groups are praising a ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after it struck down three small refinery exemptions, finding that the waivers were improperly granted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Biofuel industry advocates say they’re pleased with how the Democratic presidential candidates are talking about ethanol and biodiesel in Iowa, although most of the campaigns haven't provided specifics about how they would increase demand.
A federal appeals court heard arguments about the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of biofuel mandate waivers for small refineries, but some question if there will be a case of judicial pingpong with no court finding itself the right panel for a challenge.
The Trump administration is set to announce a deal to mitigate concerns over the use of small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard that will reallocate waived gallons to other obligated parties.
During an historic, televised town hall on the climate issue, the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls agreed broadly on imposing taxes or caps on carbon emissions and shifting to electric vehicles, and some candidates said Americans should be encouraged to reduce meat consumption.
More than a dozen Republican senators are demanding that President Donald Trump bar Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue from having any input into whether small refineries get exemptions from biofuel usage mandates.
The Environmental Protection Agency is lifting restrictions on summer sales of E15, checking off a top policy priority for corn growers and the biofuel industry but kicking off a new chapter as the battle likely heads to the courts.