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EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA announced on Jan. 15 it will open a 30-day comment period on several petitions it has received asking the agency to waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA proposes to extend 2019, 2020 RFS deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 15 extending certain Renewable Fuel Standard deadlines for compliance years 2019 and 2020. A public comment period is open through March 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA finalizes determination on RFS anti-backsliding study

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has announced its final anti-backsliding determination for renewable fuels and air quality. The agency has finalized its proposed determination no additional measures are necessary to mitigate adverse air impacts from the RFS. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

Senators call on EPA to protect the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA group of seven republication senators from the Midwest sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Jan. 14 urging him to avoid making any decisions on SREs until the U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling on the matter. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

Opinion: 4 Factors for Global Ethanol Growth

BY Brian Healy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol-producing countries should not be those with the most restrictive barriers to market entry. They should be our partners in opening global markets, instead of shutting their own markets down. Equitable tariff treatment is critical. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

House Biofuels Caucus urges Trump to reject SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyMembers of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to President Trump on Jan. 12 urging him to direct the U.S. EPA to immediately reject any pending SRE requests that do not meet criteria established by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Senators ask Biden to restore the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA group of six democratic senators sent a letter President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 11 urging his administration to support U.S. farmers and the biofuels industry by restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

ACE seeks assurance EPA complies with law on SRE decisions

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:PolicyACE sent a letter to the U.S. EPA Inspector General on Jan. 12 seeking assurance that the agency's potential last-minute action to grant a significant number of petitions for SREs under the RFS complies with federal law. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Supreme Court to review Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 8 it will review a Jan. 24, 2020 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that, if implemented nationally, would reduce the number of obligated parties that are eligible to apply for SREs under the RFS. READ MORE