Addressing Small Refinery Exemptions During Growth Energy’s Biofuels Summit

Over the past three years, the negative impact of small refinery exemptions (SREs) can be clearly measured in ethanol plant closures and in destroyed demand for biofuels across the nation to the tune of over 4 billion gallons of cleaner-burning, renewable ethanol. The number of secretive and unfair SREs granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has skyrocketed over the past few years with devastating consequences for ethanol producers and farmers all to line the pockets of big oil. As Growth Energy’s annual Biofuels Summit kicks off, educating our elected officials on the full impact that SREs have will be a top priority.