WASHINGTON, D.C.—Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, filed briefs to intervene in three cases this week in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its decisions to deny small-refinery exemptions (SREs) for refiners seeking to avoid complying with their blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
“Petitioners have tried over and over again to avoid complying with the RFS because less biofuel in America’s fuel mix means more money for them,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Thankfully, EPA has continued to rightly deny SREs, having demonstrated again and again that refiners have no good reason not to meet their blending obligations. In this week’s filings, Growth Energy continues to seek to defend the RFS—the nation’s most successful climate policy to date—from any attempts to weaken it.”
The cases are Calumet Montana Refining LLC v. EPA in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and San Antonio Refinery LLC v. EPA and Wynnewood Refining Co. LLC v. EPA, both in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Read Growth Energy’s briefs in Calumet here, San Antonio Refinery here, and Wynnewood here.