Tag: EPA

EPA sends 2019 RVO proposal to White House

EPA sends 2019 RVO proposal to White House

November 1, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency appears to be on time with announcing 2019 blending volumes by the November 30 deadline, having sent the updated proposal to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday. The original proposal that was in line with industry expectations saw a 3% increase over […]

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Environmental groups file petition with EPA accusing it of illegally allowing wildlife habitat conversion for biofuels

Environmental groups file petition with EPA accusing it of illegally allowing wildlife habitat conversion for biofuels

October 31, 2018 |

In Washington, following on the heels of an Environmental Protection Agency report to Congress documenting wide-spread habitat loss following enactment of U.S. biofuels policy in 2007, environmental and conservation groups filed a petition with EPA, asserting the agency has illegally allowed millions of acres of wildlife habitat to be converted to corn and soybean crops […]

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Behind the scenes with E15 as we peel back the layers

Behind the scenes with E15 as we peel back the layers

October 28, 2018 |

Sometimes we feel like we are living in an alternate universe. You think everything is great – President Trump announces support for year-round E15 and things are looking up for ethanol. Then you open a newspaper (in your hands or on your web browser…) and the Halloween horror begins and you see an article attacking […]

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EPA says it has the right to allow E15 without Congress

EPA says it has the right to allow E15 without Congress

October 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency says it has the right to allow year-round E15 sales without having to go through Congress. He voiced his hope that the oil industry would drop its threats of a lawsuit to stop implementation of the policy that the ethanol industry and […]

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NBB sends letter to EPA seeking end to demand destruction for biodiesel

NBB sends letter to EPA seeking end to demand destruction for biodiesel

October 18, 2018 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) delivered a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking that the agency fully account for small refinery exemptions in the annual Renewable Fuel Standard rules and “end the demand destruction for biodiesel.” The letter also asks EPA to set RFS biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020 […]

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EPA to adopt final E15 rules by May

EPA to adopt final E15 rules by May

October 17, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will adopt final rules for year-round E15 blending by May as well as for fuel economy standards by March, a move that will freeze Obama-era clean fuel standards and create an additional demand for fossil fuels of 500,000 barrels per day. The EPA proposal for E15 […]

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Democratic congressmen send letter to EPA over widespread issuance of hardship waivers

Democratic congressmen send letter to EPA over widespread issuance of hardship waivers

October 17, 2018 |

In Washington, Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) led a letter signed by 17 of their colleagues to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s widespread issuance of waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). With transportation emissions representing the bulk of U.S. greenhouse emissions, the decision to flout RFS […]

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EPA seen announcing E15 and RIN reforms by February

EPA seen announcing E15 and RIN reforms by February

October 15, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce its reform proposals for not just year-round E15 but also for RIN trading reforms by February. The EPA says that if it announces rules by February then the process could be finalized in time for year-round E15 sales to begin by June 1, […]

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NGL Crude pays $25M penalty for RFS fraud and retires $10M in RINs

NGL Crude pays $25M penalty for RFS fraud and retires $10M in RINs

September 30, 2018 |

In Oklahoma, NGL Crude Logistics LLC agreed to pay $25 million civil penalty and agreed to retire $10 million in renewable fuel production credits as part of the settlement with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Department of Justice and EPA alleged that NGL entered into a series of transactions with […]

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RFA testifies at EPA/NHTSA’s 3rd and final hearing on fuel economy proposal

RFA testifies at EPA/NHTSA’s 3rd and final hearing on fuel economy proposal

September 26, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held the third and final public hearing on their joint proposal for 2021-2026 fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards, at which the Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis testified. Davis said that “a high-octane, low-carbon fuel containing 20-40% […]

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