API Challenges Renewable-Fuel Standard in Court

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Alex Brown
Oct. 8, 2013, 11:52 a.m.

The Amer­ic­an Pet­ro­leum In­sti­tute filed a law­suit Tues­day chal­len­ging the En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency’s re­new­able-fuel stand­ard for 2013, call­ing it un­real­ist­ic.

The suit was filed in the U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the D.C. Cir­cuit, the group an­nounced in a press re­lease. “The 2013 man­dates are an ex­ample of why EPA can’t be re­lied upon to im­ple­ment the RFS ef­fect­ively and in the in­terest of con­sumers,” said Harry Ng, API vice pres­id­ent and gen­er­al coun­sel.

API con­tends the stand­ards were is­sued late and and re­quire more eth­an­ol than the mar­ket­place can provide. 


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