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.
The National Biodiesel Board says in a letter signed by more than 70 other organizations and stakeholders that the very industry they represent is on the line if lawmakers are unable to pass an extension of a $1-per-gallon tax credit.