The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request by refiners for a rehearing of the court’s January ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs).
The court’s decision could put more pressure on the EPA to
apply the ruling nationwide. The American Coalition for Ethanol says the EPA
should act immediately to deny most of the 25 RFS waiver requests that are
pending for 2019 and “continue to follow this more legally-sensible approach to
SREs moving forward”.