Tag: EPA

RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review by the new US administration, which was applied to the renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017, has expired. Hence, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to implement the final ruling under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program as published on 23 November 2016. The ruling calls for increases […]

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Icahn vetted EPA candidates over point of obligation but says didn’t have final say

Icahn vetted EPA candidates over point of obligation but says didn’t have final say

March 20, 2017 |

In Washington, advisor to the US President, Carl Icahn, pressed the three candidates up for the nomination for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the renewable fuel standard. He said he was disappointed that current administrator Pruitt didn’t know more about the point of obligation issue that is so vital to Icahn’s merchant refinery […]

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Trump directs EPA to reinstate midterm CAFE evaluation

Trump directs EPA to reinstate midterm CAFE evaluation

March 16, 2017 |

In Michigan, President Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the final determination of greenhouse gas standards (GHG) for model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles and, in harmony with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to reinstate the midterm evaluation of the GHG and corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards […]

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Big Bird, You’re Fired! And all of you enviros, too! Trump thumps, dumps in new budget

Big Bird, You’re Fired! And all of you enviros, too! Trump thumps, dumps in new budget

March 16, 2017 |

Good-bye ARPA-E, DOE, Loan Guarantee program, Energy Star, OPIC, USTDA, NEA, and the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program. Even Big Bird gets the guillotine. In Washington, the White House released its budget requests for 2018, a high-level, 62-page overview of President Trump’s strategy for “Making America Great Again”. Departmental impact In order of percentage impact, […]

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EPA extends Genscape’s response period to April 18

EPA extends Genscape’s response period to April 18

March 9, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency granted Genscape an extension until April 18, 2017 to respond to EPA’s January 4, 2017 Notice Letter. EPA will evaluate Genscape’s submission and make its decision regarding actions to potentially revoke Genscape’s auditor registration and QAP-A, and the applicability of 40 C.F.R. § 80.1470(d), no sooner than May 18, 2017. EPA […]

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Sierra Club files notice of intent to sue EPA for failing to report on RFS

Sierra Club files notice of intent to sue EPA for failing to report on RFS

February 27, 2017 |

In Washington, the Sierra Club filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failure to conduct triennial reports to congress on environmental and conservation impacts of the renewable fuel standard and failure to conduct anti-backsliding analysis or determine if mitigation measures are necessary as required by the Energy Policy Act of […]

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Oklahoma releases 7,564 pages of new EPA Administrator’s emails showing deep oil links

Oklahoma releases 7,564 pages of new EPA Administrator’s emails showing deep oil links

February 23, 2017 |

In Washington, 7,564 pages of emails by then-Oklahoma Attorney General, now-Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, following a freedom of information request and a court order to release them by the Center for Media and Democracy show the administrator’s very tight relationship with several key players in the oil and gas industry who went so […]

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Five Senators ask Pruitt to address EPA’s volatility regulation inhibiting E15 sales

Five Senators ask Pruitt to address EPA’s volatility regulation inhibiting E15 sales

February 21, 2017 |

In Washington, five Senators, led by Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to address EPA’s volatility regulation that makes it more difficult to sell ethanol blends above 10% year-round. The senators asked the administrator to extend the 1-psi RVP waiver to E15 and other higher ethanol blends, “to […]

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Biofuels industry’s suit against EPA on RFS methodology to be heard April 24

Biofuels industry’s suit against EPA on RFS methodology to be heard April 24

February 6, 2017 |

In Washington, April 24 has been set as the date for oral arguments in the biofuels industry’s suit against the Environmental Protection Agency where associations claim the agency used an improper methodology in determining biofuel-blending levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard between 2014 and 2016. The Renewable Fuels Association is demanding the EPA use a […]

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EPA approves Little Sioux Corn Processors for D3 RINs

EPA approves Little Sioux Corn Processors for D3 RINs

February 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, Edeniq and Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced that the U.S. EPA has approved Little Sioux Corn Processors’ registration of its 150 million gallon per year Marcus, Iowa, ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production. Under the terms of its license agreements with ADM and Little Sioux, Edeniq uses its Pathway Technology to measure […]

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