According to Reuters – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told the House Appropriations Committee U.S. energy markets can’t absorb the levels of biofuels required by law to be blended into the fuel supply this year. After proposing cuts in the 2014 biofuel use target requirements for ethanol in November – McCarthy’s comments suggest EPA won’t really budge. She says EPA will take a reasonable approach that recognizes the infrastructure challenges and inability at this point to achieve the ethanol levels in the law. Clearly – the ethanol and biodiesel industry don’t believe the proposal represented the full breadth of what the agency could or should do to achieve the congressionally mandated levels in the law – McCarthy says. EPA most likely will release its final rule in June.
Source: NAFB News Service