API's Suit Over Biofuel Rule Sharpens Policy Battle Lines

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 9:03 PM EST) -- The American Petroleum Institute asked an appeals court Tuesday to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s biomass-based diesel fuel mandate for 2013 — an escalation of the group’s assault on renewable fuels that is driving a wedge between the oil and biofuels industries' policy agendas.

API petitioned the D.C. Circuit to review the rule, arguing it threatened to drive up the cost of diesel fuel production and claiming environmental regulators needed to crack down on fraud in the biofuel credit market before a new mandate could...
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