McCarthy: No Decision Finalized on Renewable-Fuel Standard

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy.
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Alex Brown
Oct. 11, 2013, 10:57 a.m.

Re­ports Wed­nes­day that the En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency is scal­ing back its bio­fuel levels for next year’s re­new­able-fuel stand­ard shouldn’t be taken as the fi­nal word, EPA Ad­min­is­trat­or Gina Mc­Carthy said in a re­lease Fri­day.

“At this point, EPA is only de­vel­op­ing a draft pro­pos­al,” she said. “The agency has made no fi­nal de­cision on the pro­posed re­new­able-fuel stand­ards for 2014. And no de­cisions will be made on the fi­nal stand­ards without a full op­por­tun­ity for all stake­hold­ers to com­ment on the EPA’s pro­posed 2014 re­new­able-fuel stand­ards.”

Wed­nes­day’s re­ports in­dic­ated the agency was cir­cu­lat­ing the new levels—which re­duced bio­fuel pro­duc­tion from 18 bil­lion to 15 bil­lion gal­lons—to in­dustry lead­ers. Mc­Carthy’s state­ment seems to in­dic­ate those num­bers aren’t set in stone.


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