The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a new website adding more transparency on how the Renewable Fuel Standard is functioning, but biofuel groups say the gesture, while appreciated, doesn’t go far enough.
International regulations that add sustainability and sourcing barriers to imported timber and biomass products are under the watchful eye of American exporters concerned about the possibility of expanding non-tariff barriers in critical export markets.
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.
CEO salaries at major nonprofit trade organizations in the agriculture, food and energy space, for the most part, continue to trend upward. But experts say a series of retirements and departures by long-time industry veterans may dip pay scales downward, as newer executives step in.
EPA’s Office of Inspector General says the agency failed to properly justify the level of security used to protect former administrator Scott Pruitt, allowing costs to increase 110 percent over an 11-month period.
The Department of Agriculture may have addressed many of the lingering questions about its trade assistance package with a Monday announcement detailing many of the relevant figures, but inquiring producers are still wondering how many aspects of the plan will be sorted out.