Oil Group Slams EPA Biofuel Mandates As 'Insane'

Law360, Washington (December 10, 2012, 5:09 PM EST) -- The American Petroleum Institute told a D.C. Circuit panel on Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to "face reality" and rethink its renewable biofuel quotas for gasoline and diesel refiners, claiming the agency has consistently set unattainable requirements despite negligible biofuel production.

According to API, the EPA required refiners and importers to use 8.6 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels, which are made from nonedible plant parts, but the trade group noted production of the biofuels didn't come close to meeting the quota. Although 20,000...
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