EPA Approves Post-Sandy Fuel Delivery Workaround For NJ

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 6:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday agreed to temporarily ease some biofuel delivery rules at East Coast shipping facilities in order to relieve the fuel shortage in New Jersey caused by Hurricane Sandy, the state’s U.S. senators said.

U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, both Democrats, on Monday sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, asking that the rules be temporarily lifted.

The hurricane-damaged fuel terminals in New Jersey, so millions of gallons of biofuels are currently unable to reach residents of...
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