Time is running out to comment on the EPA’s biofuel blending proposal for 2020, including how gallons lost to waivers from the Renewable Fuel Standard are calculated. Region Seven Administrator Jim Gulliford says the agency is seeking to balance the two competing issues with their proposal.
The proposal has met significant criticism from major farm and commodity groups, including the National Corn Growers Association and National Farmers Union. They and other biofuels supporters say the proposal to calculate the potential loss from waivers issued over the next year, rather than gallons already lost, will result in fewer than 15 billion gallons of biofuels blended into the nation’s fuel supply. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the proposal undermines President Trump’s promise to farmers.
Friday is the last day to file comments. More information about the proposal is available on EPA’s website.