Sep 16, 2020 8:55 PM

Marshall applauds EPA’s denial of small refinery exemptions

Posted Sep 16, 2020 8:55 PM

From U.S. Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall's Office...

Monday the Trump Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has denied petitions for small refinery exemptions (SREs) for past compliance years, delivering on the promise that 15 billion gallons of domestic biofuels are blended into the nation’s fuel supply. 

“As Co-Chair of the House Biofuels Caucus, I have long insisted that 15 billion gallons means 15 billion gallons and I applaud President Trump and EPA Administrator Wheeler for delivering on the promise to support our biofuel producers and the farmers that make those products possible,” said U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. “The denial of gap year SREs means greater production opportunities for Kansas biofuel facilities and ripple effects for the communities in which they operate. Nearly one quarter of all corn grown in Kansas is used for ethanol production which makes this much-needed and welcome news for the biofuels industry and all of Kansas agriculture.” 

Congressman Marshall has repeatedly spoken out against the SRE waivers. This announcement builds on recent actions by the administration, including year-around E-15 sales, the announcement that current E-10 infrastructure could be used to deliver E-15 to customers, negotiations with Brazil to remove barriers to their market and further investments in biofuel infrastructure across the U.S.