DC Circ. Hands API Partial Win In Row Over EPA Biofuel Rule
By Sean McLernon
Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 5:19 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday awarded the American Petroleum Institute a partial victory in its battle against a federal renewable fuels mandate, rejecting the energy industry group's general challenge of the 2012 advanced biofuel standard but granting a more narrow request to vacate the government's cellulosic biofuel quota.
The appeals court said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot set its blending projections artificially high in order to promote growth in the cellulosic biofuel industry. The agency noted that the standard it sets helps drive cellulosic biofuel...