EPA Move To Scrap RFS Waivers Signals Stricter Policy On Exemptions

May 3, 2021
EPA’s recent request for a federal appeals court to scrap and remand last-minute renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance waivers the Trump administration issued to refiner Sinclair signals the Biden administration is pursuing a stricter policy on RFS exemptions regardless of the outcome of a pending Supreme Court waiver lawsuit. RFS waivers are available to small refiners that can demonstrate “disproportionate” economic hardship from having to comply with the program’s annual targets for production of alternative and renewable fuels. In an...

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