corn ethanol

July 6, 2017

Trump EPA Favors Corn Farmers in Proposed Biofuels Quotas

This latest decision from the EPA on renewable fuel targets may have been designed to “split the difference” but is sure to leave many elements in the business unhappy.  At the same time, the agency is still  weighing a change in the point of obligation (i.e. who is ultimately responsible for purchasing the 15 billion plus gallons […]
December 21, 2016

EPA Extends Comment Deadline on Key Renewable Fuel Standard Provision

In November, the EPA announced that it would deny a petition sought by refiners and importers of fuel to change the regulatory “point of obligation” within the RFS program.   In light of strong public interest, however, the agency announced that it will extend public comment an additional 30 days, through February 23, 2017.   […]
September 19, 2016

Murky Biofuel Market Vulnerable to Fraud, Former EPA Cop Warns

  September 19, 2016 12:37PM ET | Bloomberg Government (Bloomberg) — A program to boost the use of biofuels in the U.S. has become vulnerable to scams that have bilked victims out of nearly $1 billion so far, warns a former Environmental Protection Agency official in a white paper funded by an opponent of the […]
September 19, 2016

E&W's Parker Reports on Fraud in EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard Program

In a newly released report, E&W Strategies’ president, Doug Parker, offers a glimpse into the widespread fraud in U.S. EPA’s RFS program and the continued vulnerabilities to the environment and American taxpayers. According to Parker, In the nearly ten years since the establishment of the RFS, the program has fallen short of its legislative goals […]