The U.S. Court of Appeals found the EPA’s approval of three small refinery waivers was illegal. The National Corn Growers Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association and National Farmers Union are behind this lawsuit. North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne called this decision “a huge win for family farmers.” American Coalition of Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings says the ruling highlights how EPA “abused” the small refinery exemptions within the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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