RFS final set rule expected to be announced next Wednesday

The Biden administration plans to release a final set rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard next week.

Growth Energy general counsel Joe Kakesh says his group and the Environmental Protection Agency submitted notice to the U.S. District Court of Columbia Tuesday extending the deadline to issue Renewable Volume Obligations for 2023, 2024, and 2025 to June 21st.

“And this was after discussion with EPA leadership, we consented to this deadline to finalize those RVO’s on that date and fully expect them to comply with the deadline. And we look forward to a robust final rule.”

He tells Brownfield Growth Energy challenged EPA in court for failing to finalize the RFS rule back in November of 2021.

“So we are now 17 months after the fact, and it’s because we participated in that lawsuit that we were able to come to the table with EPA on this latest delay.”

Kakesh says he fully expects the final set rule to be issued by June 21st and is hopeful it’s in alignment with the volumes laid out in the RFS proposal.

  • What, as an American History professor, keeps going through my head is why has Congress given up so much of their Constitutional duties to the Executive bureaucracy? Congress should be making these rules, in my humble opinion.

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