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EPA’s RFS Refiner Waivers Could Make 2020 Fuel Targets ‘Meaningless’

June 10, 2019
Biofuels industry officials are warning that EPA’s ongoing issuance of waivers to small refiners from having to meet renewable fuel standard (RFS) biofuel blending mandates could make the agency’s imminent proposed 2020 RFS fuel production targets “meaningless” because the exemptions undermine biofuels production levels. Speaking June 6 at a briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C., Anthony Reed, senior director of government relations for ethanol producer Archer Daniels Midland, said the major effect of the waivers has already made the...

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