Tag: RFS

EPA’s RFS waivers make it to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearing

EPA’s RFS waivers make it to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearing

October 18, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., The Hill reports that during the politically-charged confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) specifically asked Barrett about cases involving renewable fuel standard waivers, which give exemptions to requirements for a certain amount of ethanol to be blended into fuel. Ernst, who has been […]

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RFS Integrity Act welcomed after passing House vote

RFS Integrity Act welcomed after passing House vote

September 28, 2020 |

In Washington, Growth Energy applauded the inclusion of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Integrity Act in clean energy legislation (H.R. 4447) that passed the U.S. House on Friday. The RFS Integrity Act, authored by Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Collin Peterson (D-MN), along with Reps. Dusty Johnson (SD-At Large), Dave Loebsack (IA-04), […]

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Coalition calls on EPA to restore the RFS

Coalition calls on EPA to restore the RFS

September 24, 2020 |

In Washington, WNAX reports the Renewable Fuels Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the National Corn Grower’s Association and the National Farmers Union are calling on Environmental Protection Agency to release the 2021 blending volumes, demonstrating that it has “restored” the Renewable Fuel Standard. The groups say that rejecting the gap-year SRE applications was a […]

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Vilsack and Judge say the damage is done, Trump actions still hurt farmers and biofuels

Vilsack and Judge say the damage is done, Trump actions still hurt farmers and biofuels

September 20, 2020 |

In Iowa, former Secretary Tom Vilsack and former Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge said that Trump’s $300 million aid package for oil and gas companies that may come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation, the same program that would assist struggling farmers and biofuels producers, is “insulting” when similar requests for farmers […]

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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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