Oil prepares E15 legal response

Source: By KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Poltico • Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The oil industry may have failed to convince a court to rein in sales of 15 percent ethanol blends under the Renewable Fuel Standard back in 2012, but this time around it could fare better, Pro’s Eric Wolff reports. Lawyers tell Eric the White House’s decision to link the year-round sale of E15 and changes to the biofuel credit market could provide the opening for any upcoming legal battle. “If the proposed rule contains something on RIN market reform, because that directly impacts refiners financially … you are now creating a potential harm to a certain class or possibly all refiners. Therefore they have standing to raise an objection,” one refining industry attorney said