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Justices Won’t Review Valero Energy’s Renewable Fuels Case (1)

May 18, 2020, 1:40 PMUpdated: May 18, 2020, 7:59 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t get involved in a long-running dispute between refineries and the Environmental Protection Agency over who must comply with federal renewable fuel requirements.

The justices on Monday declined to take up a petition from Valero Energy Corp. and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, which say the EPA has repeatedly shirked its responsibility to review how the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard program applies to different types of companies.

The EPA sets annual renewable fuel targets and has long applied those requirements to refineries and importers of gasoline and diesel, but not to companies that...

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