Happy Birthday RFS

Source: By Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico • Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Renewable Fuel Standard turned 13 yesterday, making it old enough to have its bar or bat mitzvah. Ethanol producers are filled with naches over the program’s expansion of domestic biofuel production, but they want presents. What they’d really like is a Clean Air Act waiver allowing year-round sales of E15, something Trump promised Iowans last week was “very close” (though acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler was skeptical). “President Trump vowed to protect the engine of economic growth that has delivered for 13 years,” Kyle Gilley, a spokesman for ethanol producer POET, said in a statement. “It is time to allow year-round E15 access for America’s drivers.”