Tag: SRE

Bipartisan senators and governors demand EPA reject SRE gap petitions

Bipartisan senators and governors demand EPA reject SRE gap petitions

June 29, 2020 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined his colleagues, Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) in sending a bipartisan letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject petitions for Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for past compliance years. In the letter, the senators warn […]

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EPA administrator has no idea how many SRE applications have been filed

EPA administrator has no idea how many SRE applications have been filed

June 16, 2020 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said in an interview that he doesn’t know how many requests for small refinery exemptions have been filed but believes that applications for “gap” SREs should be treated like any other request. The Department of Energy is currently reviewing the applications, […]

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EPA chooses to not appeal SRE court ruling but four small refiners do

EPA chooses to not appeal SRE court ruling but four small refiners do

March 25, 2020 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency did not file an appeal to the decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on small refinery exemptions made in January, which the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers calls “astonishing” and “effectively ends the small-refinery exemption program,” a move that has been praised by the […]

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Trump Administration won’t appeal 10th Circuit Court SRE ruling

Trump Administration won’t appeal 10th Circuit Court SRE ruling

March 23, 2020 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that the White House doesn’t plan to appeal the January ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that pushed back against the Trump Administration’s policy that significantly increased the number of small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The administration had sought and received an additional two weeks to […]

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RFA statement on correcting the record on Small Refinery Exemptions impact

RFA statement on correcting the record on Small Refinery Exemptions impact

November 3, 2019 |

In Washington, DC, the Renewable Fuels Association submitted a statement to “correct the record on the impact of small refinery exemptions” that it didn’t get to when testifying last week before a House Energy & Commerce Committee subcommittee on the devastating impact of small refinery exemptions (SREs) on the U.S. ethanol industry. “My testimony described […]

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