Wheeler Questioned About Decision on SRE Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler told a House subcommittee hearing on Thursday that there is no final decision yet on how they will respond to the recent 10th Circuit Court ruling regarding the Small Refinery Exemption (SRE) program.

“We’re still in discussions with the Department of Justice trying to analyze the 10th Circuit opinion, we have no announcements at this point,” Wheeler said in response to questioning by Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on EPA’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget. News reports Thursday said a decision has been made to cut back on waivers granted, but Wheeler did say an announcement was expected “hopefully very shortly.”

Listen to the exchange between Loebsack and Wheeler here:
Rep. Loebsack questions EPA's Wheeler 4:57

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