Take a Pass?

Source: By ANTHONY ADRAGNA , Politico • Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Ahead of a Thursday meeting between Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and other senior officials about biofuels policy, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott formally asked for a Renewable Fuel Standard waiver from Pruitt. “The time is ripe for EPA to grant substantive relief from the unique, adverse impacts the RFS program is having on the state of Texas,” he wrote in a Friday letter. “The extreme, detrimental impacts on large portions of the refining sector have now placed unacceptable burdens on the Texas economy and the economy and security of the nation as a whole.” Abbott, in particular, cited high RIN prices as causing hardship to refiners across the state.