GAO to review small refinery exemptions by Trump administration

January 11, 2020 |

In New York, Reuters reports that the U.S. Government Accountability Office will review the Trump administration’s use of waivers exempting oil refineries from the nation’s biofuel blending requirements after lawmakers called for an investigation.

“The GAO, a congressional watchdog unit, accepted the request from lawmakers – including Iowa Representative Abby Finkenauer, Minnesota Representative Collin Peterson and Illinois Representative Rodney Davis – to examine the administration’s handling of the waivers handed out for the 2018 compliance year,” according to Reuters.

“GAO accepts your request,” GAO Managing Director of Congressional Relations Orice Williams Brown wrote to the lawmakers in its response dated Jan. 10. The letter said work will begin “shortly” on the review.

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