Still Waiting on EPA Response to 10th Circuit Court Ruling

Cindy Zimmerman

No announcement yet from EPA on how the agency will address the recent 10th Circuit Court ruling regarding small refinery exemptions (SREs), but officials continue to promise it will be soon.

“We are working through the issues on the court decision, trying to decide the right path forward,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday. “A decision has to be made by next week so we will be announcing something shortly.”

Wheeler was responding to questioning from Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) about the recent spike in Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices.
EPA Admin Wheeler and Rep. Stewart 1:12

Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters at the National Farmers Union annual convention and that he expected an announcement sooner rather than later.

“Our legal counsel indicates he does not think it’d be wise to appeal that decision. He thinks it’s pretty solid,” said Perdue. “EPA and the White House just want to take another look and make sure we’re on the right track.”

Secy. Perdue at NFU on SREs :49

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