Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler denied requests for retroactive small refinery waivers in mid-September, but pending small refinery exemptions remain. “Those pending waivers are from 2019 and they’re the subject of the Tenth Circuit Court’s decision,” Wheeler told RRFN. “The other side of that case has appealed. We’re waiting to see what ultimately becomes of the court decision. If we were to prematurely grant or deny them and the court overturns or sustains them, we would have to go back and do them again and it’s almost impossible to go back and take away or give it to someone after the fact.” Wheeler visited an eastern Minnesota farm and participated in the Minnesota Farm Bureau Shop Talks this past week, answering questions on the Renewable Fuel Standard, the WOTUS replacement and 2021 dicamba registration. Hear the full interview.