Environmental Protection Agency

Bi-Bi, RFS

There’s not much these days that can unite Republicans and Democrats. But there is one issue that has bipartisan agreement: the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is fundamentally broken. In the last week, there were two op-eds published in The Hill...

/ October 8, 2014

Making a Case for the CASE Act

To piggyback off the ozone NAAQS post my colleague Geoff Moody wrote July 31st, I wanted to bring your attention to a bicameral legislative effort underway to bring some common sense to the new ozone NAAQS regulation that will be finalized...

/ September 17, 2014

EPA’s Standard Operating Procedures for RFS: Delay, Delay, Delay

The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to promulgate volumes for the annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by November 30 of the previous year.  This was intended to provide all stakeholders with a minimum 30 day lead time before the commencement...

/ September 15, 2014

The Realities of Unrealistic Regulation: Governors Push Back on EPA Overreach

It seems like quite a familiar theme: The EPA is overstepping its bounds, and states are left with uncertainty and a host of practical challenges on how EPA’s proposed rule on reducing carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants would...

/ September 10, 2014