Toledo, Ohio, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Oregon, Ohio, Mayor Mike Seferian have appealed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to secure relief for local refineries experiencing severe economic harm because of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) — the federal law that requires refineries to pay to prove that ethanol is added to motor gasoline every year.
The chief legal officers of seven states — Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming — added their names and states to the list of those urging EPA to issue a waiver of 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance burdens.
Fifteen Senators and 24 House members have signed letters to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging him to heed and quickly respond to the petitions of six state governors seeking relief from 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulatory compliance burdens.
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.