Tag: RFS

House to debate Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act week of September 21

House to debate Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act week of September 21

September 16, 2020 |

In Washington, DTN reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a National Farmers Union virtual meeting that the House will move forward with Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act the week of September 21. The bill would require the Environmental Protection Agency to release details of SRE applications and set a […]

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EPA officially denies all gap-year SRE requests through 2018

EPA officially denies all gap-year SRE requests through 2018

September 14, 2020 |

In Washington, the Trump Administration is moving forward to review and adjudicate petitions for small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is denying petitions for small refinery exemptions for past compliance years, the so-called “gap-filling” petitions for the 2011-18 compliance years. As promised, EPA is ensuring […]

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Ethanol coalition welcomes ‘Gap-Year’ waiver petition denials, denounces refiners’ Supreme Court petition

Ethanol coalition welcomes ‘Gap-Year’ waiver petition denials, denounces refiners’ Supreme Court petition

September 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and American Coalition for Ethanol welcomed reports that President Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reject dozens of “gap year” small refinery exemption petitions intended to circumvent the Tenth Circuit Court’s decision in RFA et al. v. EPA. The groups […]

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Court denies POET’s claim that U.S. EPA’s guidance will cost credits

Court denies POET’s claim that U.S. EPA’s guidance will cost credits

August 16, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that a federal appeals court on Friday denied a challenge by leading ethanol maker POET Biorefining, LLC who accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of making it impossible to certify its corn-fiber-derived ethanol under a renewable-fuel program. A split three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. […]

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AFPM says RFS not based on current market

AFPM says RFS not based on current market

July 30, 2020 |

In Washington, the American Fuel & Petroleum Manufactures association says the overarching problem with an RFS program that mandates more and more biofuel blending every year is that gasoline demand today is much lower than government projected 14 years ago. When the RFS was written, Congress thought the U.S. would be consuming about 165 billion […]

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More than 40 House members in bipartisan defense of Renewable Fuel Standard

More than 40 House members in bipartisan defense of Renewable Fuel Standard

June 14, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) continued bipartisan efforts to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard, sending a letter to President Donald Trump demanding that his administration uphold the integrity of federal fuel standards and asking the president to deny any blanket requests for waivers from federal biofuel blending requirements. Joining Finkenauer on the letter […]

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Coalition of biofuel and farm groups call on EPA to clarify “gap-filings”

Coalition of biofuel and farm groups call on EPA to clarify “gap-filings”

June 9, 2020 |

In Washington, top biofuel and farm advocates called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to offer answers on a new effort to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During a Senate hearing last month, administration officials confirmed their consideration of retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) covering previous years. The “gap-filings” are designed to reconstitute a […]

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Mayors from 10 states call on EPA to reject RFS waiver requests

Mayors from 10 states call on EPA to reject RFS waiver requests

May 12, 2020 |

In Washington, mayors from across the U.S. farm belt condemned oil industry efforts to seize markets from farmers and biofuel producers under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, 70 mayors called on the agency to “reject unjustifiable RFS waiver requests and protect rural communities.” “Some of us […]

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Bipartisan Senator coalition demand Trump reject RFS waivers

Bipartisan Senator coalition demand Trump reject RFS waivers

May 11, 2020 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a relentless advocate for Iowa’s biofuels community, is leading a bipartisan effort with Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in urging the Trump Administration to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and reject requests for the RFS to be waived. In a bipartisan […]

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Ethanol and biodiesel industry groups commend 24 Senators’ RFS letter to President

Ethanol and biodiesel industry groups commend 24 Senators’ RFS letter to President

May 10, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., two biofuels groups, Iowa Biodiesel Board and Renewable Fuels Assocation, both released notes of thanks to 24 Senators that signed the bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard and reject the requests for a waiver from five oil state governors. Grant Kimberley, executive director of the […]

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