WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today welcomed a letter from 32 House lawmakers calling on the White House to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject retroactive oil industry exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

“Rural communities are done playing regulatory games with the oil industry,” said Emily Skor. “We’ve seen too many plants shut down, too many jobs lost, and too many farmers deprived of vital markets at a time when we should be rebuilding the agricultural supply chain. These gap-year exemption requests are a brazen attempt to circumvent a court decision restoring integrity to the nation’s biofuel blending targets. They should be rejected without delay. We’re deeply grateful to our House champions who are rallying alongside governors and Senate leaders to demand this administration to do the right thing.”

Led by Congressional Biofuels Caucus Co-Chairs Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), the letter notes “there is no reasonable scenario in which an existing refinery can claim it is entitled to an exemption that it did not previously seek or receive … Setting this dangerous precedent would ultimately devastate the rural economy.”

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“We are pleased to see this first step toward removing onerous labeling and underground tank requirements and expanding access to E15 for American drivers,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. More on the latest from @EPA in @Reutersreuters.com/article/idUSL1…

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Important work still remains to defeat the offensive attempt by refiners to avoid biofuel blending obligations, and we’re confident the incoming Biden team will uphold campaign commitments to restoring integrity to the RFS. growthenergy.org/2021/01/15/gro…

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On E15, the best outcome is removing the E15 label entirely, and we look forward to working with the Biden Administration to address any remaining retail and infrastructure barriers to cleaner, more affordable fuel options. twitter.com/GrowthEnergy/s… https://t.co/6FkUMtrexe

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NEW → The EPA just announced it is: 1. Opening rulemaking regarding E15 fuel dispenser labeling + compatibility with underground storage tanks 2. Requesting comment on petitions for a waiver of 2019 + 2020 RFS growthenergy.org/2021/01/15/gro…

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