Providing certainty is a general theme during Wednesday’s hearing in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the first public hearing featuring EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Oklahoma Senator Inhofe asked Wheeler about small refinery hardship waivers how EPA plans to navigate through difficult times. “One area we are trying to work on is provide more transparency around the decisions that we’re making on this small refinery exemptions and I think that will help clear up a lot of the concerns around the issue.” Later in the hearing, Wheeler agreed with Iowa Senator Joni Ernst. EPA needs to figure something out on reallocating waived RFS gallons, but is constrained by law. He is noncommittal on whether or not EPA will move forward on E15 waiver.
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