Pruitt wants RIN fraud crackdown

Source: By ANTHONY ADRAGNA, Politico • Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt called for “some reforms” to the program under the Renewable Fuel Standard through which companies buy credits to comply with biofuels mandates during a Sunday radio interview. “There’s lots of fraud endemic to the RIN program,” Pruitt told New York radio host John Catsimatidis. “There needs to be efforts to address that and that’s what the discussion will continue to be as we look at that statute.” Remember that even the rumbling that Pruitt was considering tweaking the program by making biofuel exports eligible for RINs pushed Midwest Republicans to threaten to withhold votes for EPA nominees, so treading carefully seems warranted.