WASHINGTON, D.C. – AFPM president & CEO Chet Thompson issued the following statement in response to EPA’s announcement this morning that it will reject all small refinery “gap year” requests for relief from Renewable Fuel Standard regulatory obligations and fast-track regulations to encourage the sale of more E15 gasoline.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chet Thompson, President and CEO of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, issued the following statement regarding the EPA’s decision to grant 31 Small Refinery Exemptions for 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Chet Thompson, President and CEO of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule regarding modifying the interpretation of Clean Air Act Section 211(h)(4) to extend the E10 volatility waiver to E15, on which AFPM today submitted comments.
The corn lobby has falsely claimed recently that waivers granted by the EPA to small refiners—relieving them from the onerous costs of complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—have destroyed demand for ethanol. Nothing could be further from the truth.
EPA has waived cellulosic biofuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program (see January 2015 blog - "Cellulosic RFS Waiver History," and December 2015 blog – "Update: RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Waivers").