ACE Welcomes Court Order to Vacate Trump EPA Last-Minute Small Refinery Exemptions

Sioux Falls, SD – Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomed an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit which vacates three last-minute small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted by the Trump Administration Environmental Protection Agency on the eve of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. ACE CEO Brian Jennings issued the following response to this news:

“In anticipation that the prior administration would hastily grant these three SRE requests, ACE sought assurance from the EPA Inspector General that any last-minute SREs complied with federal law. We’re encouraged the court has vacated these wrongfully granted waivers and is sending them back to EPA for further review. Given that the Biden EPA appears to be focused on getting the RFS back on track, we expect these last-minute waivers to ultimately be denied.”

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.