EPA fights push to sever biodiesel case from stayed 2020 RFS litigation

Source: By Inside EPA • Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2022

EPA is fighting a push from biodiesel makers to split their case challenging EPA’s recordkeeping rules for biofuel made from food waste from wider litigation over the 2020 renewable fuel standard (RFS), as the biodiesel sector seeks to avoid a lengthy further abeyance resulting from EPA’s June decisions that retroactively slashed blending mandates.
RFS Power Coalition, et al. v. EPA, currently stayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, multiple parties with opposing viewpoints are challenging the 2020 RFS rule, including biofuels groups, refiners and others. Clean Fuels Alliance America, representing biodiesel producers, says that its issues in the RFS Power suit are unaffected by the revisions to the 2020 RFS, and has asked the court to sever its case from the rest.