DC Circ. Pauses EPA 2017 Biofuel Standards Challenge

Source: By Kat Sieniuc, Law 360 • Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Law360, New York (March 13, 2017, 6:55 PM EDT) — The D.C. Circuit on Friday put on hold the American Petroleum Institute’s challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2017 renewable fuel volume requirements, saying the panel will first rule on another challenge to the agency’s 2016 biofuel standards.

The API, a longtime foe of the EPA’s renewable fuels program, challenged the agency’s 2017 requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program in February, saying increasing the volume of higher-ethanol fuel blends “is irresponsible” and could force consumers to pay for unnecessary repairs to vehicles that are not…