Tag: SRE

Supreme Court hears SRE arguments

Supreme Court hears SRE arguments

April 27, 2021 |

In Washington, The Hill reports the Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday regarding the long-disputed way the Environmental Protection Agency issued small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard, even though the new EPA administrator has agreed to change the way his predecessor decided who got waivers and who didn’t. Supreme Court justices already appear […]

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Biofuels Coalition welcomes amicus curiae briefs from eight states in SRE case

Biofuels Coalition welcomes amicus curiae briefs from eight states in SRE case

April 1, 2021 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, and American Coalition for Ethanol (collectively referred to as the “Biofuels Coalition”) thanked the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Virginia for filing an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court today in support of the Coalition’s […]

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Biofuels Coalition files response brief to Supreme Court regarding SRE case

Biofuels Coalition files response brief to Supreme Court regarding SRE case

March 25, 2021 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Farmers Union, working together as the Biofuels Coalition, filed their response brief in the Supreme Court case HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC, et al., v. Renewable Fuels Association, et al. In the brief, the coalition argues in […]

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US Supreme Court to hear SRE case on April 27

US Supreme Court to hear SRE case on April 27

March 16, 2021 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports that the US Supreme Court has set April 27 as the day for oral arguments to be heard in the case of HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association. The case is the appeal brought by HollyFrontier and Wynnewood against the 10th Circuit Court’s decision regarding the way […]

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Biofuels industry applauds EPA’s decision to uphold 10th Circuit Court SRE ruling

Biofuels industry applauds EPA’s decision to uphold 10th Circuit Court SRE ruling

February 22, 2021 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is supporting the Tenth Circuit Court’s January 2020 decision in Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA. After careful review of the decision, EPA’s new leadership agrees with both the court and the biofuel litigants that small refinery exemptions were meant to be temporary and […]

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Iowa ethanol production hit hard by pandemic, SREs and trade disputes

Iowa ethanol production hit hard by pandemic, SREs and trade disputes

January 21, 2021 |

In Iowa, compared to 2019, Iowa ethanol production fell 500 million gallons, or 12 percent, in 2020 as a result of dramatic demand destruction resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, trade disputes around the globe, and illegal exemptions granted from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Producing only 3.7 billion gallons, 2020 was the second year in […]

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Supreme Court to review 10th Circuit SRE decision in April

Supreme Court to review 10th Circuit SRE decision in April

January 11, 2021 |

In Washington, Reuters reports the Supreme Court has agreed to review the 10th Circuit Court’s January 2020 ruling on how the Environmental Protection Agency approves small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The court ruling has sent the industry and RIN markets on their heads with the EPA forced to rework how SREs are […]

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EPA publishes consent decree for one of its pending SRE court cases

EPA publishes consent decree for one of its pending SRE court cases

January 5, 2021 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has published a consent decree for public comment that would seek to settle one of its pending cases with small oil refiners—in this case with United Refining Company—over failure to make a decision regarding approvals of small refiner exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA didn’t make a […]

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Farmer-owned refinery cooperative latest to sue EPA over SRE rejection

Farmer-owned refinery cooperative latest to sue EPA over SRE rejection

December 24, 2020 |

In Washington, DTN reports 10 refining companies have sued the Environmental Protection Agency over rejection of their small refinery exemption applications, the latest of which is a farmers cooperative operating in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. CountryMark supplies mostly farmers at its 100 retail stations around the region and is a big supporter of […]

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Trump Administration tells Supreme Court to not hear oil refiners’ case against SRE ruling

Trump Administration tells Supreme Court to not hear oil refiners’ case against SRE ruling

December 10, 2020 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Trump Administration through the Department of Justice has told the Supreme Court in a brief filed Tuesday it should not hear a case brought by oil refiners seeking to have the 10th Circuit Court ruling regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s way of approving small refinery exemptions. With the biofuels […]

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