EPA Faces Policy Concerns After Court’s Rejection Of RFS Waiver Denials

November 27, 2023
A regional appeals court’s decision scrapping EPA’s denial of waivers for six Gulf Coast oil refineries from renewable fuel standard (RFS) biofuel blending mandates contradicts Biden administration policy that has seen the agency reject all recent waiver requests, and raises questions about additional waiver denials being litigated elsewhere. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in a split Nov. 22 decision vacated and remanded EPA’s denial of RFS waivers for refineries in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, rejecting the...

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