A bipartisan group of 16 senators, including Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith from Minnesota and Mike Rounds and John Thune of South Dakota, sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to reject petitions for Small Refinery Waiver exemptions. The EPA is currently considering more than 50 petitions for retroactive exemptions. In the letter, the lawmakers said granting the petitions would worsen the economic challenges facing the biofuels industry. Read the letter.
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