Last night, the Governors of Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Utah joined the Governor of Louisiana in requesting that EPA exercise its general waiver authority to reduce Renewable Fuel Standard obligations to prevent severe economic harm to their states.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of governors from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming have petitioned EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to exercise his agency’s general waiver authority to waive Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance burdens for the year 2020 due to the experience of severe economic hardship throughout the refining industry and nationally amid COVID-19.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson today issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision not to appeal the 10th Circuit ruling that would effectively end the small refinery relief program established by Congress under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
From top officials at the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency to the pages of Forbes and official hearings in the Heartland, Americans are weighing in to dispel the myth of corn ethanol demand destruction and on the EPA’s proposal to increase the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is currently under consideration.
The latest U.S. Energy Information Administration data again shows ethanol blending and consumption in the U.S. remain steady and strong compared to previous years. This disproves claims that U.S. ethanol demand has been decimated by hardship waivers exempting small refineries facing that are facing hardship from their Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations.