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RFA says RFS general waiver requests are unjustified and illegal

RFA says RFS general waiver requests are unjustified and illegal

February 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to earlier requests from oil refiners and the governors of six oil-producing states seeking a general waiver from 2019 and 2020 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “These waiver requests, which were rushed out the door […]

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RFA study shows RFS reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 1 billion metric tons through 2020

RFA study shows RFS reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 1 billion metric tons through 2020

February 15, 2021 |

In Washington, new analysis from a renowned carbon accounting firm finds that the greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved under the Renewable Fuel Standard far exceed the reductions originally projected by EPA. Between 2008 and 2020, the use of biofuels under the RFS has resulted in cumulative savings of 980 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent […]

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Farm & biofuel coalition rejects EPA’s excuses for failing to comply with 2017 court order

Farm & biofuel coalition rejects EPA’s excuses for failing to comply with 2017 court order

January 10, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups including Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Biodiesel Board, and others, filed its reply in support of its motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, and reasserts that EPA’s delays in remedying the improper waiver are […]

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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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