Environmental Protection Agency

Politics Over Process

Recently, a coalition of Democratic Attorneys General (AGs) from 13 states sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, notifying him of their intent to sue if the EPA eases the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards...

/ July 11, 2017

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