Lawmakers keep heat on RFS waivers
Iowa lawmakers kept up the heat on Trump administration officials last week over the practice of providing so-called hardship waivers that exempt refineries from blending biofuel to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
In hearings with Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Iowa lawmakers sharply questioned the waivers, which have reportedly slashed the EPA’s 15-billion-gallon volume requirement by 1.5 billion gallons. Those waivers, renewable fuel advocates say, effectively gut the...
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