EPA Renewable Fuels Rule Should Be Nixed, DC Circ. Told

By Stan Parker (September 9, 2016, 8:47 PM EDT) -- Renewable fuels groups and petroleum refiners squared off in the D.C. Circuit on Thursday, filing opening briefs in a set of consolidated appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now caught in the middle between petroleum industry groups who want the agency's annual requirements for advanced biofuels use in the transportation-fuel industry — including biomass-based diesel and cellulosic biofuels — to be stricken as too sudden and unrealistic, and renewable fuel groups who say the agency isn't increasing the volume requirements as fast as Congress intended.

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