President Donald Trump is instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to deny small refinery petitions in the Renewable Fuel Standard, potentially neutralizing a nagging campaign issue for Republicans, Reuters reports.
A deadline to appeal a ruling striking down waivers from the biofuel mandate came and went, and biofuel groups are cheering the fact that the Trump administration has not asked for a rehearing of the case.
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.