The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, a top fuel manufacturer, has threatened to sue the EPA for failing to meet its own deadlines on its 2015 proposal for the renewable fuel mandate.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s program to boost biofuel in the United States is a “flop” and should be scrapped, Rep. Peter Welch (D., Vt.) said at a National Journal event Wednesday.
The Environmental Protection Agency will require oil refiners to blend 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline supply this year as part of its efforts to spur new fuel technology and decrease fossil fuel dependence.
Once heralded as the key to kicking America’s foreign oil addiction by Republicans and Democrats alike, ethanol’s political fortunes have faded and the industry’s future is unclear amid a growing chorus of critics.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied requests from several Republican and Democratic governors Friday to waive its requirements for corn-based ethanol production.