EPA ditches changes to RFS, says biofuel mandates will remain same or even increase

October 21, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to lawmakers that they are abandoning the proposed changes to biofuels policy after Midwestern GOP Senators, the White House, and others in the biofuels industry pushed them to reconsider. The letter from Pruitt states that the “EPA has not taken any formal action to propose this idea, nor will EPA pursue regulations,” referring to the rumored EPA ideas of lowering biofuel mandates and allowing ethanol exports to count towards the mandate. In fact, the letter from Pruitt states that the EPA will keep total renewable fuel volume mandates at or above previously proposed levels and that they will “actively explore” the sale of E15 year-round.

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