Petroleum Group Puts EPA on Notice Over Renewable-Fuel Deadline

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National Journal
Alex Brown
Oct. 17, 2013, 11:32 a.m.

The Amer­ic­an Pet­ro­leum In­sti­tute in­tends to file suit against the En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency if it does not meet its Nov. 30 dead­line to set the re­new­able-fuel stand­ard, the group an­nounced Thursday.

API Vice Pres­id­ent Harry Ng cited what he called the agency’s “ha­bitu­al, his­tor­ic­al delays” in an open let­ter to EPA Ad­min­is­trat­or Gina Mc­Carthy, say­ing the group “ex­pects that EPA will have failed to com­ply with the stat­utory dead­line with­in 60 days of this no­tice.” He went on: “EPA’s con­tinu­al tardi­ness has real, ad­verse ef­fects on in­dustry. Ob­lig­ated parties need this in­form­a­tion … to make op­er­a­tion­al, lo­gist­ic, and in­vest­ment de­cisions.”

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