Ernst touts push for RFS waiver transparency

June 7, 2021
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) is touting her support for a bipartisan effort for greater transparency in EPA’s granting of waivers to small refiners from the agency’s renewable fuel standard (RFS) biofuel blending mandates, saying the agency has previously given out the waivers “like candy." Biofuels advocates have for years complained about the secrecy surrounding EPA’s process for granting the waivers, which are in theory available for refiners processing up to 75,000 barrels of oil per day that can demonstrate “disproportionate...

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