Farm state Senators urge the Environmental Protection Agency to “restore integrity to the Renewable Fuel Standard.” 

Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar, along with 13 Senate colleagues, made the request in a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Jane Nishida. 

The Senators urged the EPA to review three small refinery exemption waivers issued last-minute by the former EPA Administrator, and evaluate if those waivers comply with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. 

The letter states, “If these waivers do not meet the three-part test laid out in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, then we urge you to immediately reverse them and deny the refiners’ waiver requests.” 

The lawmakers also urged the EPA to swiftly issue a proposed rule for the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligation, which they say will provide growth in all renewable fuel categories and move forward with the E15 streamlining proposal to remove certain barriers to expanded sales of E15.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)