In Washington, Iowa Congressman David Young and Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson introduced the Restoring Our Commitment to Renewable Fuels Act which will reallocate waived renewable fuel obligations and require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to disclose refineries who receive “hardship” waivers. Over the past two years, 2.25 billion gallons have been destroyed due to the unprecedented number of small refinery “hardship” waivers granted.
“The previous EPA Administrator undercut the Renewable Fuel Standard by giving so-called hardship waivers to companies, some of which made a $1 billion profit last year. This legislation will restore our commitment to renewable fuels and keep the promise made by the government to our farmers, producers, and businesses. It will also end the secretive practice the EPA has used to issue these waivers behind closed doors with no transparency for the American people,” said Congressman Young.