EPA considers partial waivers

Source: By Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 EPA is weighing whether to give small refiners partial exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard, a spokesman tells Pro’s Eric Wolff. The move would allow refiners to shed a portion of their requirements to blend ethanol with gasoline, after former Administrator Scott Pruitt sharply increased the number of economic hardship exemptions the agency issued to small refiners. “This issue is the subject of ongoing discussions” with the Department of Agriculture, the White House and DOE, EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said Monday.