Grassley shudders at Hill reopening renewable fuels law

Source: By Marc Heller, E&E News • Posted: Monday, January 18, 2021

 To Sen. Chuck Grassley, only one prospect may be scarier than putting the politics of ethanol before the Supreme Court: letting his colleagues in Congress vote on it. “By bringing it up, you could open up a can of worms,” Grassley (R-Iowa) told reporters on a conference call yesterday, citing opposition to the renewable fuel standard from oil industry allies. “You could end up with no RFS at all.” Grassley, whose state leads the country in biofuel production, said he’d rather keep bill writers out of the long-running fight over biofuel-blending requirements, including the dust-up over RFS exemptions EPA gives some small refineries. The small-refinery exemptions are at the center of a case that’s headed to the Supreme Court this spring.