The Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator on a 52-47 party-line vote, clearing the way for him to move forward with implementing major regulatory priorities of the Trump administration, including finalization of a new "waters of the U.S." rule and a year-round waiver for E15.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - Following a recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would reject petitions to move the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation and not allow Renewable Identification Number credits (RINs) for exported ethanol, RINs are trading higher and ethanol opponents have renewed efforts to characterize RINs as driving fuel prices higher.
SIOUX CITY, IA, Oct. 4, 2017 - American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) member plant Siouxland Ethanol LLC brought biofuels to the forefront at last week’s 15th annual Tri-State Governors’ Conference in Sioux City, Iowa, where the governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota discussed issues affecting their states and the region.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 16, 2017 - President Trump is releasing budget proposals this morning that will call for deep spending cuts across the federal government, including at USDA, EPA and other agencies. Trump’s targets at USDA will include the nation's flagship international food aid program, Food for Peace.
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 – Renewable fuels groups say that the Trump administration’s decision to revisit fuel economy standards will give them a chance to tout the value of their low-carbon, high-octane fuel.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 - New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has only been on the job a few days, but he’s already making big plans for changes at the agency he sued 14 times as former attorney general of Oklahoma.