The extended comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed denial to change the Point of Obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ended this week as panelists at the National Ethanol Conference were discussing the issue.
Pacific Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler refereed the
cage fight discussion between Richard Walsh, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Valero Renewable Fuels Company and Tim Columbus, Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson, who have opposite views on this complicated issue. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), of which Koehler is vice chairman, and the majority of industry organizations oppose changing the point of obligation under the RFS, but Valero has led the effort to move it.
Listen to both sides here: #RFANEC Point of Obligation panel