Report: Trump Directs EPA To Deny Refiners’ Biofuel Blending Exemption Requests

It was reported this week that President Trump has directed EPA to deny refiners’ retroactive biofuel blending exemption requests.

Refiners have requested that the EPA grant them biofuel exemptions going back to 2012 which could allow them to circumvent a January decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, which said a refinery can receive new exemptions only if they have received them continuously since the program began.

Senator Ernst (R-IA), who is in a tough reelection race, urged President Trump to reject the refiners’ request and Iowa is a key swing state for the President to win.

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