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DC Circ. Won't Block EPA Small Refiner RFS Waiver Action

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday refused to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from granting new exemptions to small refiners from the Renewable Fuel Standard program while a biofuel industry group challenges the agency's allegedly revised policy for reviewing exemption requests.

The Advanced Biofuels Association has not satisfied the requirements needed to warrant an injunction blocking the EPA from using what the group claims is an unlawful new method to evaluate requests from small refiners who want economic hardship exemptions from the RFS, the panel said in a brief order.

The RFS requires refiners to blend increasing amounts of renewable fuels...

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Appellate - DC Circuit

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May 1, 2018

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