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EPA’s RFS evasion

At the House Oversight Committee’s hearing today on the RFS rule-making delays, the line from EPA was clear: we will issue the rules, just don’t ask us when. 

/ December 10, 2014

Scuppering U.S. Refiners: Why The Jones Act No Longer Applies

When it was enacted in 1920, the Merchant Marine Act—aka the Jones Act—probably seemed like a good idea. At the time, it was necessary for national defense and commerce development purposes. But a lot has changed in the 94 years...

/ December 8, 2014

Obama’s Folly: Part I – Crouching President, Hidden Chinese Dragon

President Obama’s “landmark” climate (non)deal with China has attracted much attention over the last few weeks, particularly in regards to what the agreement means for this week’s climate meeting in Lima and the prospects of a United Nations greenhouse gas...

/ December 4, 2014

EPA Punts Again

On September 15, 2014, I wrote a blog titled “EPA’s Standard Operating Procedures for RFS: Delay, Delay, Delay.” EPA has not issued the final rule yet for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). We do not know what the renewable...

/ December 1, 2014