Supporters of EPA’s upcoming proposal to allow year-round use of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol made their case on a call with reporters today, saying that the blend is safe, dependable, and cuts down on smog-forming tailpipe emissions.
President Donald Trump rolled out the administration’s plans to allow summer E15 sales on Tuesday. But now, the Environmental Protection Agency has to actually implement the regulation to make that happen, which could prove to be a vexing legal dilemma.
President Donald Trump is set to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rulemaking that would allow for summer E15 sales, a move that will engender support from the biofuels sector but also face a likely challenge in the courts.
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.
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.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, says the Environmental Protection Agency is no longer considering a controversial provision that would have made exported ethanol and biodiesel eligible for the credits used to measure compliance with the federal blending mandate.
The Senate looks to finally name its team of farm bill negotiators this week while also finishing work on a $154 billion spending bill for a bevy of departments and agencies important to agriculture, including USDA and FDA.