Administration Will Not Appeal Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling

Biofuels stakeholders are celebrating some good news today with word that the Trump administration had made the decision not to request a rehearing of the recent unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that the EPA had “vastly exceeded its authority in granting exemptions from 2016 and 2017 RFS requirements to three refineries.”

The challenge was brought against EPA in May 2018 by the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, American Coalition for Ethanol and National Farmers Union in response to the massive demand destruction caused by the Agency’s illegal and indiscriminate use of SREs. In the wake of today’s decision not to seek a re-hearing of the Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA decision, the four groups called upon the EPA to immediately apply the court decision nationwide.

Listen to comments from representatives of the organizations who brought the lawsuit.
ACE CEO Brian Jennings (2:05)

NCGA president Kevin Ross (1:10)

NFU Senior Advisor Anne Steckel (1:55)

RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper (1:58)