White House Pressures Biofuel Companies To Accept Waiver Fix
Reuters reports Trump administration officials met with biofuel industry reps, warning they should accept the waiver proposal by Friday. Biofuel advocates from groups like Growth Energy and the National Biodiesel Board issued this joint statement.
Senator Chuck Grassley says there should be no compromise between the ethanol and oil industries and the EPA has a responsibility they’re failing to uphold.
Grassley also highlights the Obama Administration only handed out eight refinery waivers but that changed when President Trump’s administration took over.
Pruitt resigned in July 2018 and the current EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler took his place. Wheeler says the agency currently has no plans for reallocating lost gallons.