EPA denies refiner exemptions, ethanol groups say move strengthens RFS

Ethanol groups are applauding the Biden administration for denying small refinery exemptions and restoring integrity in the Renewable Fuel Standard.  

The Environmental Protection Agency denied 26 requests from refiners that would exclude them from biofuel blending requirements under the RFS.  

American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings says the EPA is applying the law correctly and is consistent with the agency’s actions in the past. He says the denials allow the RFS to maximize the use of clean fuel options.  

Geoff Cooper, CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, says the RFS is finally working as intended and motorists will have more access to cleaner, American-made, low-cost renewable fuels.  

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