Erin Voegele

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April 07, 2020

Court rejects petitions for rehearing en banc of SRE ruling

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected two petitions April 7 filed by Wynnewood Refining and HollyFrontier March 24 requesting a rehearing en banc of the court’s Jan. 24 ruling striking down three SREs that had been approved by the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

The U.S. EPA announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s small refinery exemption (SRE) ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued.” READ MORE

March 24, 2020

Oil refineries challenge Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs

Wynnewood Refining and HollyFrontier filed petitions with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals March 24 requesting a rehearing en banc of the court’s Jan. 24 ruling that struck down three small refinery exemptions (SREs) approved by the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

March 12, 2020

Executive order expands Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order March 10 that sets a new goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and outlines several steps the state will take to combat climate change, including expanding Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program. READ MORE

March 10, 2020

Court extends deadline to challenge SRE ruling until March 24

The Trump administration will have 15 additional days to decide whether to challenge a Jan. 24 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down three small refinery exemptions (SREs) approved by the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

March 04, 2020

Wheeler hopes EPA response to SRE ruling quells RIN price spikes

U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency will soon announce its response to a recent court ruling that struck down three small refinery exemptions (SREs) and expressed hope that the announcement will quell recent RIN price spikes. READ MORE

February 27, 2020

Wheeler: EPA will release new guidance on SRE program soon

U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Feb. 27 the agency will soon issue new guidance on the RFS’s small refinery exemption (SRE) program related to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s Jan. 27 ruling that struck down three SREs. READ MORE

February 27, 2020

USDA to offer $100M in infrastructure grants for higher blends

The USDA is scheduled to publish a notice Feb. 28 in the Federal Register announcing a notice of funding availability (NOFA) of up to $100 million in competitive grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

Sens. Udall, Grassley introduce bill targeting Big Oil subsidies

Sens. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced legislation that aims to update the nation’s antiquated public lands royalty system and ensure taxpayers get fair returns on leases of public lands for oil and gas production. READ MORE

February 24, 2020

EPA: 23 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019

The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data Feb. 21, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019, bringing the total number of petitions filed up to 23. READ MORE