EPA Won't Waive Renewable Fuel Regs Despite State Concerns

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 6:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday refused to grant requests by several states to waive the national renewable fuel standard, rejecting concerns that this summer’s nationwide drought has strained corn production, a portion of which is reserved to produce ethanol.

The EPA said it had not found evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the renewable fuels standard, or RFS.

“We recognize that this year’s drought has created hardship in some sectors of the economy, particularly...
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