The ethanol industry will continue to pursue a fix for the damages brought on from EPA’s issuing of small refinery waivers. Ahead of a public hearing Wednesday, Renewable Fuels Association Executive Vice-President Geoff Cooper says there is a plan to reallocate lost volumes in the November RVO numbers. “We’ve got to stop immediately these small refinery exemptions. Not only that, we want the EPA to take some steps to repair some of that damage and help our industry out. There are several ways they can do that. One of which would be to establish RVP parity for E15 and higher ethanol blends.” Cooper says the RFA met with EPA’s Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler in his previous role. Cooper thinks Wheeler will be more open minded than former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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