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ACE reaction to EPA’s RFS compliance flexibility announcement

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced several steps it will take to ease enforcement in the gasoline supply chain in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, including actions regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard. EPA stated it “does not intend to unilaterally revisit or rescind any previously granted small refinery exemptions issued for prior compliance years,” the Agency “intends to extend…


Renewable Fuels Coalition Welcomes Administration’s Decision Not to Seek Re-Hearing of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling

Sioux Falls, SD (March 25, 2020) – Ethanol and farm groups today welcomed the Trump Administration’s decision not to seek a re-hearing of a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that struck down certain small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. On Jan. 24, a panel of Tenth Circuit judges unanimously ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…


Renewable Fuels Coalition Launches Campaign Calling for EPA Not to Appeal 10th Circuit Decision

Sioux Falls, SD – With the need for a decision only days away, the coalition that successfully won a unanimous court decision against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued its call for the agency to not appeal the decision by launching a new social media campaign aimed at encouraging policymakers and the EPA to do the right thing. Click here for a video created by the four associations…


Ethanol, Farm Groups Respond as Administration Mulls Appeal of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling

Sioux Falls, SD (March 10, 2020) – On March 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit approved requests by the U.S. Department of Justice, HollyFrontier, and CVR Energy for an extension of the deadline to file motions asking for a rehearing en banc of Renewable Fuels Association et al. v. EPA, in which the Court found EPA vastly exceeded its authority in granting compliance exemptions to three…


U.S. Farm and Biofuel Leaders Urge President Trump Stand by RFS

America’s top biofuel and farm advocates called on President Trump to immediately speak out against reports from within the administration that the White House may bow to a misinformation campaign spearheaded by Senator Ted Cruz. The senator has urged the president to join a handful of oil refineries seeking to overturn a unanimous court decision that would halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s…


ACE announces dates and priorities for 2020 DC Fly-in and Government Affairs Summit

Sioux Falls, SD (January 29, 2020) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) formally announces its 12th annual Washington, D.C. Fly-in and Government Affairs Summit will take place April 2-3. Event registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at ethanol.org/events/fly-in. “Our priorities will include defending the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from refinery waivers, influencing proposals…


Tenth Circuit Court Strikes Down EPA Small Refinery Exemptions

Sioux Falls, SD (January 27, 2020) – In a decision that is expected to broadly impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to granting Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit late on Friday struck down three exemptions that were improperly issued by EPA. The court ruling stems from a May 2018 challenge brought against…


ACE: EPA’s final 2020 RFS rule fails to uphold the President’s biofuel deal

Sioux Falls, SD (December 19, 2019) –Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) along with its finalized supplemental rulemaking that addresses how the Agency will handle the Small Refinery Exemption (SRE) provision in the program moving forward. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings…


ACE urges EPA to get RFS back on track

Sioux Falls, SD (November 26, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments  today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed supplemental rulemaking to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings detailed three areas in which the proposal falls short in ACE’s written comments, including the proposed…


ACE reaction to EPA’s supplemental proposal to 2020 RVO

Sioux Falls, SD (October 15, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a supplemental rulemaking to its proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), following an Oct. 4 White House announcement that the EPA will seek comment on ‘actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s…



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