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ACE Endorses the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act

Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2021, legislation that addresses the timing and transparency issues associated with the small refinery exemption (SRE) program under the RFS. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement in support:

“ACE thanks Senators Fischer and Duckworth for leading the reintroduction of this bipartisan legislation to ensure the statutory volumes of the Renewable Fuel Standard are enforced by restoring transparency and integrity to EPA’s handling of small refinery exemptions. This legislation is necessary because under President Trump, EPA brazenly granted nearly 90 waivers for small refineries, erasing over 4 billion gallons from the RFS volumes established by Congress. As of today, 70 additional refinery waivers are pending. While the Biden EPA appears to be focused on getting the RFS back on track and we remain hopeful that the Supreme Court will uphold the Tenth Circuit Court’s decision to limit waivers moving forward, the RFS Integrity Act complements those efforts.”


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