EPA Nixes Industry Challenge To Biofuel Diesel Standard

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday rejected petitions from oil and gas industry groups to reconsider its 2013 biomass-based diesel fuel requirement, finding that their challenges either lacked sufficient supporting evidence or could have been raised during the comment period.

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute had argued that the move will drive up fuel costs and that the EPA must crack down on fraud in its renewable fuel standard program before any increase takes effect, but the agency refused...
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