Court grants emergency motion staying EPA SREs

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Court grants emergency motion staying EPA SREs

A federal appeals court has granted the emergency motion filed by the Renewable Fuels Association in response to the EPA’s last-minute granting of three small refinery waivers.

The RFA says the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. District has ordered EPA’s actions on Tuesday to be “administratively stayed” until further court order.

The action prevents the EPA from processing the small refinery exemptions it approved late Tuesday of two  waiver petitions for 2019 and one for 2018. The RFA says if allowed to stand those waivers would erase another 260 million gallons of RFS blending requirements.

The RFA says EPA must be stopped from returning compliance credits (RINs) to the unidentified refiners to avert any more harm to the ethanol industry.

A federal appeals court has granted the emergency motion filed by the Renewable Fuels Association in response to the EPA’s last-minute granting of three small refinery waivers.

The RFA says the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. District has ordered EPA’s actions on Tuesday to be “administratively stayed” until further court order.

The action prevents the EPA from processing the small refinery exemptions it approved late Tuesday of two  waiver petitions for 2019 and one for 2018. The RFA says if allowed to stand those waivers would erase another 260 million gallons of RFS blending requirements.

The RFA says EPA must be stopped from returning compliance credits (RINs) to the unidentified refiners to avert any more harm to the ethanol industry.