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Inside EPA - 03/22/2019

EPA Approval Of Small Refiner RFS Waivers Signals Unchanged Approach

March 14, 2019
Biofuels groups are criticizing EPA’s March 14 approval of five more waivers to refiners from having to meet renewable fuel standard (RFS) biofuel blending obligations, warning the decision signals the agency will not change its approach that has already resulted in dozens of waivers that the groups fear weaken demand for ethanol. Opponents of the waivers also warn that the exemptions could undermine the agency’s recently announced proposal to grant year-round sales of 15 percent ethanol fuel (E15), a rule...


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