Tag: RFS

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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Libertarian coalition asks President Trump to revise RFS for 2020

Libertarian coalition asks President Trump to revise RFS for 2020

April 29, 2020 |

In Virginia, a coalition of 24 libertarian organizations including Americans for Prosperity (AFP) issued a letter to President Trump urging him to revise the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the remainder of 2020 to help address the effects COVID-19 has had on fuel demand and the economy as a whole. The letter urges the Administration […]

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Biofuel industry livid over oil state governors seeking blanket RFS waivers

Biofuel industry livid over oil state governors seeking blanket RFS waivers

April 16, 2020 |

In Washington, governors of five oil states—Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah and Louisiana—sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency late Wednesday asking the agency to waive renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the oil industry. Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable […]

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Renewable fuel credits decline more than 15% on fears of EPA refinery waiver ruling appeal

Renewable fuel credits decline more than 15% on fears of EPA refinery waiver ruling appeal

March 8, 2020 |

In New York, Reuters reports that U.S. renewable fuel credits fell more than 15% on Friday after news the Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court decision that cast doubt on a program exempting small oil refineries from biofuel blending laws. “The administration had previously intended to respond to the court decision by scaling […]

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Oil state senators write letter to President Trump seeking rehearing of hardship waiver appeals case

Oil state senators write letter to President Trump seeking rehearing of hardship waiver appeals case

March 3, 2020 |

In Washington, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and dozens of their colleagues this week sent a letter to President Trump urging him to file a petition for a rehearing of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision to invalidate hardship relief for small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard […]

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Valero Energy and AFPM Petition Supreme Court on RFS’ Point of Obligation

Valero Energy and AFPM Petition Supreme Court on RFS’ Point of Obligation

January 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Valero Energy Corporation and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to look at whether the EPA is following the law by not considering past petitions to change the point of obligation in the RFS. Valero and AFPM wants the EPA to consider requiring fuel blenders to follow […]

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