10th Circ. Biofuel Ruling Endangers Refiners, Justices Told – Law360

Law360 (December 23, 2020, 6:37 PM EST) — The Tenth Circuit’s voiding of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exemptions that relieve small refineries from meeting certain renewable fuel blending obligations will decimate the industry and the agency is wrongly downplaying the decision as a one-off, a pair of refiners told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The EPA, with backing from biofuel groups, claims the Tenth Circuit decision siding with biofuel producers and voiding Renewable Fuel Standard waivers for petroleum refineries in states like Oklahoma wasn’t important enough for the justices to consider at this point, especially since the D.C. Circuit is weighing similar issues.

But HollyFrontier Corp. and CVR…

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