Wheeler: Court Decision Could Change Small Refinery Program

Source: By Cindy Zimmerman, AgWired • Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the recent 10th Circuit Court decisionregarding small refinery exemptions may have a significant impact on the program.

“That (court decision) has the potential to completely, of changing the small refinery program,” said Wheeler to reporters during a visit Friday to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) meeting in San Antonio. “We’re taking a close look at the 10th circuit decision and the ramifications to the program and we’ll have something out on that shortly.”

Specifically, Wheeler says the court found for three refineries that “they were ineligible for the program under the law” because according to the statute “you have to have received the small refinery exemption year after year.”