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Trump Backs Biofuels With EPA Denial Of Refiners’ RFS Waiver Requests

September 14, 2020
President Donald Trump is signaling support for the biofuels sector over the oil industry after EPA denied dozens of petitions from small refiners seeking renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance waivers, and the agency is also aiming to remove hurdles to distribution of 15 percent ethanol fuel (E15) blends at retail pumps. In a decision announced Sept. 14, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler denies 54 individual waiver petitions filed by 17 refineries, spanning RFS compliance years 2011 through 2018. The so-called “gap...

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