Tag: EPA

Oil industry asks EPA to not allow USDA access to information in small refinery waiver applications

Oil industry asks EPA to not allow USDA access to information in small refinery waiver applications

July 9, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that a lawyer from Perkins Coie has written to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator on behalf of oil refineries opposing the agency from sharing data provided by refiners in their applications for small refinery hardship waivers with the USDA. The letter says the USDA has no legal authority over the hardship […]

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EPA’s proposed RFS biofuel volumes for 2020 being slammed by biofuel industry

EPA’s proposed RFS biofuel volumes for 2020 being slammed by biofuel industry

July 7, 2019 |

Maybe it was too many fireworks, too many hot dogs, or the summer heat in D.C., but the EPA came back the day after the 4th of July holiday with a whopper for next year’s biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard that have the farming and biofuel sectors reeling in frustration and disappointment. Maybe […]

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Gasolinegate unmasks collusion between EPA and oil industry over three decades

Gasolinegate unmasks collusion between EPA and oil industry over three decades

July 2, 2019 |

In Washington, three decades of inaction, neglect, and collusion with the oil industry by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has masked the true emission impacts of gasoline and caused significant harm to the public, according to a new report.  EPA’s headliner stories of the day questioning ethics and integrity are just the tip of […]

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Republican Senators write EPA seeking support for smaller refineries to counter Dem push

Republican Senators write EPA seeking support for smaller refineries to counter Dem push

June 27, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to “stand with the hardworking men and women of small refineries across the country”, and […]

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US Senators urge EPA to update ethanol science

US Senators urge EPA to update ethanol science

June 26, 2019 |

In South Dakota, a group of bipartisan Senators sent a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publicly announce its intent to review and incorporate the latest “Greenhouse gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) modeling into an updated life cycle assessment for corn ethanol. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) […]

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NBB to EPA’s Wheeler: Refinery exemptions destroying demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel

NBB to EPA’s Wheeler: Refinery exemptions destroying demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel

June 26, 2019 |

In Washington, The National Biodiesel Board advised EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in a letter of economic damage to the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry from the agency’s retroactive small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter takes issue with the Administrator’s recent comment that the approval of year-round E15 sales will make up […]

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Senators call on EPA to update outdated environmental analysis on ethanol

Senators call on EPA to update outdated environmental analysis on ethanol

June 25, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), both members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, led a bipartisan group of senators urging the EPA to update an outdated environmental analysis on ethanol in order to improve foreign sales opportunities. ‘During the past five years, ethanol has been the […]

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NBB tells EPA that small refinery exemptions hurting biodiesel too

NBB tells EPA that small refinery exemptions hurting biodiesel too

June 24, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, highlighting the economic damage to the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry from the agency’s retroactive small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter takes issue with the Administrator’s recent comment that the approval of year-round E15 sales will make […]

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Trump asks EPA to review expansion of biofuel waivers

Trump asks EPA to review expansion of biofuel waivers

June 22, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., back from his Midwest tour hearing from frustrated corn farmers and biofuel industry representatives, President Trump requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review the expanded use of waivers that exempt small refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standard. According to Reuters, sources said that as soon as Trump returned from the Midwest […]

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National Corn Growers Association airs ads asking Trump to stop letting EPA give away hardship waivers

National Corn Growers Association airs ads asking Trump to stop letting EPA give away hardship waivers

June 20, 2019 |

In Washington, National Corn Growers Association has begun airing an advertisement calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow President Trump’s commitment to farmers and stop giving Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers to big oil companies. These waivers negatively impact farmers by undercutting the RFS and reducing corn demand. The ad features NCGA First […]

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