EPA agrees to deadline for 2014, 2015 ethanol mandates

April 10, 2015 8:41 PM

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, April 10th, the EPA set a November 30th deadline to issue the 2014 and 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard mandates. The announcement comes as a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). The two groups filed a lawsuit against the EPA in March for the agency’s continued failure to set a rule for the RFS. Today’s agreement is still subject to a 30-day public comment period and approval by a federal court.

The Renewable Fuel Standard requires that fuel refiners mix a certain volume of ethanol into gasoline and biodiesel into diesel each year. The EPA is legally obligated to set those volume mandates by November 30th each year for the following year. In both 2013 and 2014 EPA failed to meet those deadl...

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