EPA drops RFS waiver ruling appeal, signaling huge cut in exemptions

March 25, 2020
EPA has opted against contesting a federal appeals court ruling that significantly restricted the agency’s ability to issue renewable fuel standard (RFS) waivers for small refiners in several states, creating major uncertainty for the future of the RFS as EPA will now likely be limited to issuing far fewer exemptions than in prior years. The agency is said to be preparing to nationally apply the Jan. 24 ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

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