10th Circuit Scraps Small Refiner’s Last-Minute Trump EPA RFS Waivers

May 19, 2021
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has scrapped three renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance waivers that EPA issued to small refiner Sinclair just days before the end of the Trump administration, another setback for refiners who oppose the Biden EPA’s tougher stance on granting the exemptions. In its brief May 19 order , the court grants EPA’s motion for voluntary remand and vacatur of the three small refinery waivers issued Jan. 14 by then-Trump EPA Administrator Andrew...

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