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.
Ethanol industry groups welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that would allow for year-around sale of E15, but refiners were divided over accompanying proposals to reform the biofuel credit market.
The Environmental Protection Agency could have a different tool in its toolbox as biofuel and energy interests continue to debate the role of small refiner exemptions in the Renewable Fuel Standard: keep offering the waivers, but on a partial basis.
Growth Energy will soon have a new vice president of communications and public affairs. She’s Jennifer Morris, who previously served as senior vice president of corporate and public affairs at Edelman.