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EPA Unveils Trump Plan To Hike RFS Targets To Compensate For Waivers

October 4, 2019
EPA is moving to boost renewable fuel standard (RFS) biofuel blending targets to compensate for dozens of RFS compliance waivers issued by the agency to small refiners, part of President Donald Trump’s promised “giant package” of aid to farmers and biofuel producers who claim the waivers damage their livelihoods. In a joint Oct. 4 announcement with the Department of Agriculture (USDA), EPA announced plans to release a supplemental proposal to raise statutory biofuel blending volumes, starting in 2020, to compensate...

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