Trump EPA says ‘zero evidence’ of biofuel waivers hurting ethanol producers

Source: By Humeyra Pamuk, Reuters • Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday dismissed the biofuel industry’s argument that waivers granted to small oil refineries were destroying demand and that were damaging for the ethanol producers.

“There is zero evidence that EPA’s congressionally mandated small refinery exemption program…has had any negative impact on domestic corn ethanol producers,” a spokesman for the EPA said in emailed comments.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk