Environment & Energy

Biden EPA Backs Limiting Biofuel Quota Waivers for Refineries

Feb. 22, 2021, 5:00 PM

The Biden administration is taking steps that could limit the ability of oil refineries to get exemptions from a federal biofuel-blending mandate.

The Environmental Protection Agency will announce Monday that it is effectively siding with renewable fuel producers in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The agency will say that it agrees with a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that concluded small refineries are only eligible for those valuable waivers if they have continually received the exemptions.

“EPA agrees with the court that the exemption was intended to operate as a temporary measure,” the agency said in...

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