Trump Administration reportedly won’t appeal SRE ruling

Source: By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield News • Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

 It seems biofuels will be given the latest inch in its political tug-of-war with the oil industry.

National Corn Growers Association president Kevin Ross tells Brownfield reports surfaced over the weekend that the Trump Administration will not appeal a recent 10th Circuit Court decision that would limit the EPA’s Small Refinery Exemption program.

“That decision just needs to be applied nationwide. That would likely reduce the number of exemptions that are able to be given, and that (would) certainly be helpful for the ethanol industry.”

Earlier this month, the White House requested an extra two weeks to decide if it would appeal the ruling.

The southwest Iowa farmer says the ag and biofuels sectors need certainty.

“I understand the desire to please as many sides of society and industry as you can, but this is law. This is what we need for the industry to help consume growing agricultural output.”

The Administration has until tomorrow to file an appeal with the 10th Circuit Court.

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