Tag: EPA

Trump Administration to pare down SREs following appeals court ruling

Trump Administration to pare down SREs following appeals court ruling

February 26, 2020 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that on the back of a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling last month that kicked three decisions on small refinery hardship waivers back to the Environmental Protection Agency for reevaluation, a ruling that biofuel proponents expected could dramatically change the way waivers are handed out, the Trump Administration has already […]

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Biofuel waivers being discussed with White House before EPA makes decision

Biofuel waivers being discussed with White House before EPA makes decision

February 15, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking to the White House for guidance on the biofuel waiver program’s future after a court ruling cast doubt over its legitimacy. The EPA aims to announce a decision by early next month, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. […]

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EPA administrator says recent court ruling to completely change SRE program

EPA administrator says recent court ruling to completely change SRE program

February 11, 2020 |

In Texas, Brownfield Ag News reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency told the Cattle Industry Convention last week that the recent Tenth Circuit District court ruling pushing decision to approve small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard back to the agency for review could completely change the SRE program. Although he […]

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Prices for 2019 D6 RINs more than double after US appeals court ruling

Prices for 2019 D6 RINs more than double after US appeals court ruling

February 10, 2020 |

In New York state, Reuters reports that 2019 D6 RIN prices have more than doubled in value to 19 cents since an US appeals court told the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the issuance of three hardship waivers a few weeks ago, with Phillips 66 and Valero actively in the market buying credits. At the […]

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U.S. EPA, central coast growers, federal & state partners join healthy soils dialogue

U.S. EPA, central coast growers, federal & state partners join healthy soils dialogue

February 9, 2020 |

In California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met with federal and state agencies and leaders from the region’s agriculture and food production industries make progress on on-farm composting and to launch an interagency collaboration between 15 federal, state, and regional agencies that is committed to developing a regulatory pathway to address permitting challenges and create […]

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CARB seeking public comment on RTE’s proposed CCS-related pathways

CARB seeking public comment on RTE’s proposed CCS-related pathways

February 6, 2020 |

In California, the Air Resources Board together with the state’s Environmental Protection Agency have opened up a public comment period for Red Trail Energy’s application seeking approval for two designed-based starch ethanol pathways to take into account CO2 sequestration. The company already has two approved pathways for corn starch ethanol but if CO2 is sequestered […]

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Court forces U.S. EPA to reconsider three refinery biofuel waivers

Court forces U.S. EPA to reconsider three refinery biofuel waivers

January 27, 2020 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that a federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider 2016 hardship waivers granted to Holly Frontier’s Woods Cross and Cheyenne refineries as well as CVR Energy’s Wynewood refinery following legal challenges by a consortium of biofuel groups. The court said that the rules say waivers issued after […]

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Iowa Senator wants Trump to fire EPA administrator if 15 billion gallons not blended in 2020

Iowa Senator wants Trump to fire EPA administrator if 15 billion gallons not blended in 2020

January 16, 2020 |

In Washington, Iowa Starting Line reports that Senator Joni Ernst has said she will tell President Trump to drop the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency if he doesn’t hold up the promise to ensure 15 billion gallons of ethanol blending this year as promised by the president. She said that in a meeting on […]

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Yay or Nay for EPA? RFS Volumes out for 2020, Biodiesel for 2021 – What’s the reaction from industry?

Yay or Nay for EPA? RFS Volumes out for 2020, Biodiesel for 2021 – What’s the reaction from industry?

December 21, 2019 |

What’s the reaction from industry? Coal for Christmas? Should Santa bring coal for EPA’s stocking this year? Do the biofuels and agriculture industries think the EPA just put coal in their stocking? Is it thumbs up or thumbs down from biofuel industry advocates on last week’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency renewable fuel volumes? What about […]

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EPA approves 2020 RFS as proposed

EPA approves 2020 RFS as proposed

December 19, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that following earlier confirmation from the White House’s economic advisor that the draft proposal of the blending mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2020 would be finalized without changes, the Environmental Protection Agency has gone ahead and done just that. The original proposal to make up for missing gallons of […]

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