Offline refinery is triggering fuel shortages in four states


The Environmental Protection Agency has issued an emergency fuel waiver to help put a band-aid on fuel shortages in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

A fire broke out at an oil refinery in Indiana, causing it to shut down. The Clean Air Act allows Administrator Michael Regan to waive certain fuel requirements to be waived to facilitate ample supply for the area, according to the EPA.

The waivers will continue through September 15th of this year, and the Administration is actively monitoring the fuel supply situation and is contemplating implementing additional measures to ease the impact.


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Story via Melissa Sullivan with EPA