Environmental Protection Agency

The RFS is flying blind

Back in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard and its corn ethanol mandate were sold to the American public on three key themes: rising gasoline use, foreign oil dependency, and environmental stewardship.

/ August 24, 2016

Ethanol: The Industry That Cried Wolf

In the weeks leading up to EPA’s recent Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirement announcement – and also in the hours that followed it – the ethanol lobby was keen to point out how EPA’s decision to use its waiver authority...

/ December 3, 2015

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

With Friends Like These…

Dear Prime Minister Abbott, We know how you feel. The American public is used to getting the cold shoulder from President Obama. And while EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is confident that the President “has EPA’s back,” those that do not...

/ November 20, 2014