Barrasso thinks reallocation is arbitrary

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) believes EPA’s decision to reallocate gallons lost to small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard makes no sense. In a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent Friday, Barrasso puzzled over EPA’s action, particularly given Wheeler’s own recent statements that ethanol demand has not been affected. “I can’t help but view EPA’s recent proposal as not only illegal and arbitrary, but incoherent and without any legitimate purpose,” he wrote. “The agency should scrap it in its entirety.”