RFS Roundup: White House’s “Last Meeting” on RFS Raises More Questions than Answers
On Tuesday, May 8, the President held what was widely reported to be his last meeting on the fate of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over the course of the past several months, the White House has had at least a half a dozen meetings with industry, oil and agriculture state lawmakers, as well as Secretary of Agriculture Perdue and EPA Administrator Pruitt, in an attempt to broker a ‘deal’ over disagreements on the RFS between the oil and biofuels industry. The problem is, there appears to be no existing authority to administratively accomplish what the White House has proposed, and there is little agreement among lawmakers about the best way forward.
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