Valero Energy Sues EPA Over Renewable Fuel Rules

Law360, New York (February 12, 2016, 10:17 PM EST) -- Valero Energy Corp. on Friday mounted a legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard, asking the D.C. Circuit compel the regulator to revise a policy designed to increase the use of biofuels.

The U.S. refining giant lodged a petition with the circuit court asking for a review of the EPA’s RFS program for 2014-2016, and the requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. In a separate petition, it sought a review of renewable fuel policies for prior years as well. It also made a request directly to the EPA.

Valero is seeking a change in the EPA’s definition...

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