39 Reasons the EPA Should NOT Grant Any Additional Small Refinery Exemptions
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering the 39 pending petitions for 2018 small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA approved 53 small refinery waivers from 2016 and 2017. These waivers have a direct impact on rural America and corn farmers. With an already tough economic environment, more waiver abuse will continue to chip away at farmers’ bottom line by destroying demand for corn. While EPA considers this next round of waivers, the National Corn Grower’s Association came up with 39 facts and reasons why they should not grant any additional small refinery exemptions.