National Farmers Union Biofuels Advisor Anne Steckel says she is hopeful the Environmental Protection Agency will take the 10th Circuit Court decision and apply it nationwide. “That would then ensure small refinery exemptions going forward would no longer exist. There was great language in there talking about an extension of small refinery exemptions,” says Steckel. “We’re optimistic the EPA will do the right thing on this and they will look at this holistically and how much this damaged the biofuels industry. We’ve seen a loss of four billion plus gallons in the last few years, because of the small refinery exemptions.” The NFU along with other agriculture and biofuel groups recently sent a letter to President Trump requesting the EPA to issue guidance on its interpretation and implementation of the court decision before the end of this month.
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