Environment & Energy Report

EPA Readies Biofuel Waivers, Delays for Trump’s Final Days (1)

Jan. 13, 2021, 7:52 PM

The Trump administration is expected to exempt some oil refineries from 2019 mandates to use renewable fuel as it readies possible last-minute moves on U.S. biofuel policy.

Environmental Protection Agency officials also are considering formally extending deadlines for oil refineries to prove they have complied with renewable fuel quotas for 2019 and 2020, as legal uncertainty surrounds the biofuel program. The policy announcements being contemplated by the administration were described by multiple people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named before a formal announcement.

The flurry of activity during President Donald Trump’s final days in office...

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