EPA denies RFS exemptions


The Trump administration’s denial of 54 pending small refinery exemptions (SREs) for past compliance years is a major step toward restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill said last week.

The so-called “gap year” waivers, dating back as far as 2011, would have allowed oil companies to bypass biofuel blending requirements.

“The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is pleased the Trump administration is upholding the rule of law regarding small refinery exemptions, or ‘gap year’ hardship waivers. Renewable fuels are a major driver of...

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