Environment & Energy Report

Trump Backs Off Fight to Preserve Refinery Waivers on Biofuel

March 25, 2020, 11:40 AM

The Trump admin. did not appeal a federal court ruling that limits its power to exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements, a decision that could mean only a handful of the facilities are eligible for those valuable waivers in the future.

  • The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals had given the Justice Dept a March 24 deadline to file a motion for a rehearing of the case, after a three-judge panel in January invalidated three refinery waivers partly because the facilities had not consistently received relief
  • Other parties in the case, Wynnewood Refining Company LLC and HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, filed...

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