The American Petroleum Institute is challenging the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard 2012 final rule. On Friday six biofuel trade associations filed a motion to intervene in support of the rule. The groups are standing with the EPA in its implementation of the requirements under the RFS including cellulosic biofuels volumes. The groups noted in the joint filing that their members have investments in equipment, research and development to supply the necessary renewable fuel. They believe API’s challenge would deprive members of the benefits of these investments – made in reliance on Congressional policy choices – by reducing the standards set by Congress and EPA.
The groups seeking intervenor status in the API versus EPA case are the Advanced Biofuels Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the Advanced Ethanol Council, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association.
Source: NAFB News Service