EPA to hold first public forum of 2020 ethanol mandate in Michigan

Source: By John Siciliano and Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner • Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

The EPA will announce soon in the Federal Register that it will hold its first public hearing on the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard on July 31 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

EPA’s long-time transportation chief, Chris Grundler, posted a letter earlier this week giving the details of all-day hearing in a pre-publication notice.

The oil industry says the standard for 2020 is set too high, while members of the ethanol industry say it is too conservative, and must include lost gallons that were eliminated from the market when EPA issued dozens of exemptions to refineries not to blend ethanol over the last two years. Both will be heard from at the hearing.