Divided Refiners, Biofuels Groups Spar Over RFS ‘Severe Hardship’ Waivers

February 19, 2021
Refiners are clashing with each other and biofuels groups over requests from states and some small refiners for “severe economic harm” waivers from renewable fuel standard (RFS) biofuel blending obligations, in a dispute similar a fight over hardship waivers for small refiners that biofuels advocates fiercely oppose. EPA took public comment through Feb. 18 on its Jan. 19 notice asking for comment on six states’ requests for RFS waivers for the compliance years 2019 and 2020, and also environmentalists’ requests...

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