Growth Energy Reacts to EPA Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy remains committed to making sure the Renewable Fuel Standard moves forward, despite EPA’s proposed volumes for 2019 that essentially move the program backward.

Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley says EPA’s proposal this week for 15 billion gallons for conventional biofuels in 2019 fails to ensure those gallons will, in fact, be blended. “By neglecting to reallocate gallons that were lost to small refiner waivers, basically EPA is doubling down on another year of an estimated 1.5 billion gallons in destruction of demand,” said Bliley. “What it essentially does is roll us back to a time, probably five years ago, when we were 13.5 billion gallons of blending.”

Bliley comments on the proposal, and to news that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt may have been wrong about the Department of Energy’s role in granting refinery exemptions, in this interview:
Interview with Chris Bliley, Growth Energy, on EPA 2019 RVO proposal

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