Wheeler ready to wheel and deal on RFS

Source: By Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico • Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler thinks he can bring together the warring factions on the Renewable Fuel Standard and forge a new deal. He told reporters Tuesday that the components of the old deal — a waiver to allow year-round sales of 15 percent ethanol fuel, compliance credits for exported biofuel — would not be implemented without a new package. But he thinks he can bring everyone together and if not make them all happy, then at least “make them all upset in equal amounts.” He continued, “I’ve worked on the RFS program for 20 years, I’ve worked with all the groups before. I’m talking to everybody, I’m trying to get everyone to tell me what they really need to bring them stability and to make sure we’re implementing the RFS program according to the statute.”