Tag: EPA

ACE calls for federal pathway to enable carmakers to meet CAFE-GHG standards with ethanol

ACE calls for federal pathway to enable carmakers to meet CAFE-GHG standards with ethanol

September 28, 2016 |

In South Dakota, in comments submitted this week to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and California Air Resources Board (CARB), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) called for a federal pathway to be established enabling automakers to meet future CAFE-GHG standards with high-octane, low-carbon fuels […]

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Seven governors write to EPA asking to pave the way for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends

Seven governors write to EPA asking to pave the way for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends

September 14, 2016 |

In Washington, seven governors sent a bipartisan letter to EPA asking that the Agency “remove a significant regularly obstacle that is preventing large-scale availability and use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.” ACE helped encourage governors to sign onto the letter.  Governors Terry Branstad (R-Iowa), Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota), Jay Nixon (D-Missouri), Pete […]

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Rep. Sensenbrenner writes to EPA Administrator over failure to report RFS environmental impacts

Rep. Sensenbrenner writes to EPA Administrator over failure to report RFS environmental impacts

September 12, 2016 |

In Washington, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sent a letter to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her why the Agency has failed to produce reports on the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The EPA has a statutory requirement to produce these reports. It is vital that Members […]

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Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

August 18, 2016 |

In Washington, a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency, Congress and other stakeholders lack key information on biofuel impacts needed to make science-based decisions about Renewable Fuel Standard. In short, the EPA has not met certain statutory requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable […]

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Icahn writes to EPA urging revamp of RIN market before refinery meltdown

Icahn writes to EPA urging revamp of RIN market before refinery meltdown

August 16, 2016 |

In Washington, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging the regulator to revamp how the RIN market works or risk many refiners going bankrupt as a result of “the mother of all short squeezes,” Reuters reported the letter saying. Icahn owns 82% of CVR Refining, one of the […]

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California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Monday led five of his California colleagues in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge that it live up to Congress’ intent in enforcing the Renewable Fuel Standard. The House members urged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to get the program back on track. The letter was […]

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EPA seeking information on cellulosic production volumes

EPA seeking information on cellulosic production volumes

August 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting” (EPA ICR No. 2551.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is […]

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EPA says 1.7 billion RINs generated in June

EPA says 1.7 billion RINs generated in June

July 28, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said more than 1.7 billion RINs were generated in June including 14.11 million D3 cellulosic RINs. Of the total, 2.02 million came from ethanol while the remainder were generated from renewable CNG and renewable LNG. The year-to-date total for D3 RINs is now 76.97 million. For D5 advanced biofuel […]

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Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?

Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?

July 28, 2016 |

By Nathan Vander Griend, President, ERI Solutions, Inc., a Strategic Partner of Lee Enterprises Consulting Group Special to The Digest The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mission is to protect human health and the environment. They are charged with delivering on that mission by using the best scientific information available. We can all agree […]

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40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

July 26, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Patty Murray (Wash.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) led a bipartisan letter, signed by 36 of their Senate colleagues, urging the Obama administration to increase its proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel to encourage continued growth in the industry and diversity in the nation’s energy […]

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